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Exilforschung: Österreich

(Österreichische Gesellschaft für Exilforschung), Vienna:

Evelyn Adunka, Primavera Driessen Gruber, Simon Usaty (eds.) Exilforschung: Österreich. Leistungen, Defizite & Perspektiven. More than 40 scholars provide an overview of the current situation of Exile Studies in Austria covering a wide range of disciplines including literature, music, political science or history of science. A particular focus are different, interdisciplinary perspectives. Amongst other topics, the volume looks at immigration and living conditions in countries such as Australia, France, Canada, Palestine, Spain Turkey or Hungary. This anthology is intended as a signpost towards dealing with remaining unanswered questions in the context of the history of Austrian exile.

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Festivals for all senses in Austria

Austrian cities offer many different cultural experiences. From museums and architecture to festivals for all senses – experience the diverse culture of Austria.

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Further events

Events are added throughout the season. See and for further information and exact dates.


AGM Documents



Walking with the Anglo-German Walks

This organisation has been in existence for 27 years, run by Neil McDonald. Every year Neil finds places in England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Austria and Upper Italy (Sued Tirol) where walking enthusiasts can meet in comfortable, well-catered small hotels to spend a week in the company of native German- and English-speakers. It is a great opportunity for learners of these languages to practise, exchange ideas and make new friends while spending a week walking in beautiful and interesting countryside, ably led and guided by Neil. Many people come singly, but couples and even dogs are very welcome to join.

I have recently returned from a walk on the English/Welsh border, exploring part of the Offa’s Dyke Trail and the surrounding area. The walks ranged between 10 and 15 miles and, depending on the terrain, were moderate to easy. We set off from different places, using public transport, taxis or shared personal cars, but always returned to our family-run lodgings for a delicious evening meal and the option of joining in social activities (quiz, readings, songs, presentations, depending on the spirit and interests of the participants) in both languages before retiring for a welcome, restorative sleep.

This is my fourth year walking with Neil and it is interesting how many people come back year after year, so that I was able to meet three “old” friends and make several new ones, who also plan to join another walk next year. My other walks were along Hadrian’s Wall, in the Forest of
  Dean and on the Island of Ruegen, in Northern Germany.

I am looking forward to walking in Sued Tirol, the Elbe Sandsteingebirge and the Trossachs. If you think this is something that would interest you, I include Neil’s email so that you can request the programme for next year, which usually gets sent out around Christmas:

Maybe I will meet some of you fellow-Austrians next time!

Heidrun Speedy


Greater London German Network /GLGN

This new website will be of interest to many of our members. It includes calendar listings of many German/Austrian/Swiss culture events alongside business and language subjects, blogs etc.


The Institute of Modern Languages

Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1


Austrian Cultural Forum

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Chiltern Stammtisch

Due to pub renovations, the Chiltern Stammtisch has had to change locations for its meetings. It will now be meeting at The Papermill, London Road, Loudwater, High Wycombe HP10 9YL. If you wish to join the Stammtisch, please contact the organisers Irene Kottbauer (07958 595228 or or Sonia Palethorpe (07843 586934 or


The Chiltern Stammtisch held an enjoyable Faschings Fest (Mardi Gras) on Saturday 26th February at The White Hart in Beaconsfield. Members and non-members enjoyed the outstanding food, company and atmosphere and many came in fancy dress



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