History of the Austro-American Society
In 1946 the Austro-American Society was founded in a ceremony in the "Musikvereinssaal" in Vienna to music composed by Mozart and Brahms. Since that time – a time of Care Packages and aid programs – the Society has organized and offered a great variety of activities in the fields of culture, education, science and politics to foster better understanding among Austrians, Americans and the friends of both countries.
In 1949 a branch was established in Linz in the America House, and the Upper Austria chapter set up its club rooms there under the founding leadership of Mrs. Hilda Höferer.
Since the year 2000, the A.A.S. for Upper Austria has been an independent Society that co-operates closely with the Viennese branch and the U.S. Embassy in Vienna.
On October 15th, 2009 the Austro-American Society for Upper Austria was proud to celebrate one of its greatest milestones to date, its 60-year anniversary. To honor this long and eventful time, we invited all our members, non-members and a number of special guests to the Redoutensäle in Linz.
Everyone is welcome to participate and to become a member.
The Austro-American Society for Upper Austria is a non-profit, non-political organization. It serves its members – Austrians, Americans and friends of both countries – by furthering the Austrian and American cultures and traditions and fostering better understanding through face-to-face contact. We promote the dynamic and deep academic, cultural, economic and social ties between Upper Austria and the U.S.A. by bringing people together for:
Talks on Topics of Current Interest
Visits to Museums and Exhibitions
Theater and Concert Performances
Film Brunches, Pub Quizzes
Celebrations of American Holidays
and much more!
We bring together Austrians, Americans and other English-speaking people, offering them opportunities to get to know one another face-to-face, make friends, and broaden their horizons. We often meet to learn from one another about our views, participate in lively exchanges and have fun together.
We create opportunities to speak and listen to English.
We provide information about both the U.S.A. and Austria and the five other branches of the Austro-American Society, located in Vienna, Carinthia, Salzburg, Styria and Tirol.
We offer help to American and other English-speaking newcomers to settle in this area and adjust more easily, trying to make life in a new country more comfortable for them. For the American community living in Upper Austria, we are an information portal and point of contact, dealing with a whole variety of questions and matters.
Meet The Board
Dr. Josef Weißl, MBA
Mag. Elisabeth Seelmaier
Linda Tuttle-Weidinger, B.A.
Vice-President for Public Relations
MMag. Andre Smolinski
Vice-President for IT
Branches of the Austro-American Society
Phone: +43 (0)1 5123982
Austro-American Society Salzburg
Österreichisch-Amerikanische Gesellschaft Salzburg
Phone: +43 (0)662 439501-10
Mobile: +43 (0)662 439450
Austro-American Society Styria
Österreichisch-Amerikanische Gesellschaft Steiermark
Phone: +43 (0)664 3331728
Mobile: +43 (0)662 439450
Austro-American Society Tyrol
Österreichisch-Amerikanische Gesellschaft Tirol
Phone: +43 (0)650 5844070