The Austro – British Society of Carinthia, Austria or Österreichisch – Britische Gesellschaft is recognised as a `Verein´ or Society.

The main objective of the society is to support and strengthen the cultural, the social interactions and the relationships between British and other English-speaking nationals with those of the local population, many of whom use the society to improve their understanding of English and the British.

  • the regular weekly meeting place is known as ´the club´.
  • the club is funded through annual membership subscriptions, some sponsorships and with donations.

Membership

Annual Subscriptions, valid for one calendar year:

Individual: €35,00
Family: €55,00 (covers parents/partners and their children up to the age of 14).

Please pay over the bar or direct to our bank:

Osterreichisch-Britische Gesellschaft

IBAN: AT50 2070 6000 0010 9876

BIC: not necessary for payments in Austria

Mission

The Austro-British Society of Carinthia, Austria – or Österreichisch- Britische Gesellschaft Kärnten – is recognised as a `Verein´ or Society.

The main objective of the society is to support and strengthen the cultural, the social interactions and the relationships between British and other English-speaking nationals with those of the local population, many of whom use the society to improve their understanding of English and the British.

The regular weekly meeting place is known as ´the club´.

The club is funded through annual membership subscriptions, some sponsorships and with donations.

Committee

Helen Taupe
Tel: +43 (0)650 566 8278

Secretary
Elisabeth Riedl
Tel: +43 (0)664 450 6196

Treasurer
Walter Taupe

Susan Griffiths
Anthony Hall
Walter Ludescher
Peter Ross
Annelies Wallace

History

The Austro- British Society, Carinthia was founded in 1946, the first members being the British soldiers stationed in Carinthia after the war. The purpose of the society was to promote mutual understanding between the Austrian and British people.

The society was supported by the ‘British Council’ and they provided books for the library and furniture for the club room. The first club house was in the Villacherstraße 1. There have been many moves since then before we ended up at our present location in the Karfreitstraße 6/ , Klagenfurt.

Our society has now been running for more than 70 years continually, the longest of all the Austro- British societies in Austria.