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Current Embassy events, bilateral visits and talks, current reporting relating to Austria in topic areas such as economics, innovation, science, and culture.

The centenary of the Republic of Austria - Commemorative Year 2018

For Austria, 2018 is a year of remembrance and reflection as we celebrate a series of anniversaries, including the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Austria on 12 November 1918 as well as the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany on 13 March 1938, and the tragic events of the 1938 November Pogroms in Austria. If you want to know more about the Commemorative Year 2018 and the more than 200 commemorative events, please visit the website of the Advisory Council for the Commemorative Year 2018, chaired by former Federal President of the Republic of Austria Heinz Fischer


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100 Years Republic of Austria

"Alpbach in Residence", 21 March 2018

Artists Stephen Fowler and Daria Blum introduced the audience yesterday to the topic of “What unites us. European Identity and the Arts” with two performances on their views on European identity. In the following panel discussion, the artists and the audience debated with Yvette Yaughan Jones (“Visiting Arts”) and the Austrian curator Alina Kolar. The event at the residence of the Austrian Embassy took place in the framework of the event series „Alpbach in Residence“, which is organised by Club Alpbach London and the Austrian Embassy. More about Club London Alpbach here

Holocaust Memorial Day #WeRemember

Holocaust Memorial Day

The Austrian Embassy together with Austrian scholars, who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution join the Board of Deputies of British Jews` initiative #WeRemember on #HolocaustMemorialDay. This day reminds us of the importance of promoting tolerance, non-discrimination and combatting extremism & radicalization.

Commemorative event “Never Forget: The 80th Anniversary of the Anschluss”, 13 March 2018

On 13 March 2018 the Austrian Embassy London and the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) jointly organised the remembrance event “Never Forget: The 80th Anniversary of the Anschluss”, marking the anniversary of the 1938 annexation of Austria into the Third Reich. Besides opening addresses by Ambassador Martin Eichtinger and Sir Erich Reich (AJR) the event included contributions by Hannah Lessing, Secretary General of the Austrian National Fund for Victims of National Socialism, 93 year old Kindertransport survivor Harry Bibring and two Austrian Gedenkdiener, currently doing their Holocaust Memorial Service at the “JW3”, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Holocaust Survivors Center. “Tonight we honour the victims of the Holocaust as well as the refugees that had to flee Austria after the annexation of 1938”, said Austrian Ambassador Martin Eichtinger at yesterday´s remembrance event. "The Austrian Government is committed to its duty of historic and moral responsibility. It is committed to keeping the memory about Nazi persecution alive and to drawing lessons for present times and future generations".



Projektor, Filmprojektor, Kino, Vorführung, Film

Here you can find all current videos of Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz and official events of the Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.

News and Press Releases

BMEIA Pressezentrum

Here you can find all recent press releases of the Foreign Ministry, speeches, social media - event information, photos and videos to all recent events of the Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, as well as of the Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz and the General Secretary Michael Linhart.


Travel Information

Tower Bridge

The travel information contains, among other things, information on entry requirements, security, traffic, climate, and health in Great Britain and is updated periodically to always reflect the current situation in the country. 
travel information (only in German)

Travelling with Pets


As an EU national, you can freely travel to Austria with your cat, dog or ferret as long as it has a European pet passport, which is available from any authorised veterinarian and must contain details of a valid anti-rabies vaccination.

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Study in Austria

Bicycle, University, Students

Interested in studying in Austria? The Austrian university system offers a variety of internationally oriented Bachelor's, Master’s and Doctoral/PhD programmes, many of which are taught in English. Moreover, Austria takes part in numerous transnational projects like Erasmus, which make it possible for students to spend an educational period in Austria. For more information please visit

Toll Sticker for Austrian roads, winter tyres, GoBox

Highway, car, travel, traffic

If you’re travelling through Austria with your car on the local motorways, it is imperative that you purchase a toll sticker. One either has the choice of buying a digital vignette or an adhesive vignette – which you stick directly onto your car’s windshield. To receive more information about Austria’s motorway vignettes, please take a look at the following link: Vignette. Important information for drivers of HGV’s with a total weight of more than 3.5 tonnes: go-maut GoBox and Euro Emission.

Have you ever been to Vienna?

Join us for a lightning fast trip around our magnificent capital city in the heart of Europe. The three-minute video gives you an incredible experience of what it is like to ride a traditional Viennese tram, explore the famous Schönbrunn Imperial gardens or enjoy a play at the Volkstheater. It shows both the main sights of Vienna and many less-known hidden spots.

The team of Filmspektakel Vienna shoots extraordinary films using time lapse photography and 360° recording. They have taken more than 87,000 photos over the course of one year which they have set together afterwards. Click for more information on the technical aspects of the Shooting. 

Did you know that they also shot the intro film for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which took place in Vienna?

Their opening film won the prestigious Golden Award of Montreux. The team also produced similar films for Austria (“A taste of Austria”) and New York (“A taste of New York”).

Skiing Trip by Car

Slope with lift

If you are planning to go on a skiing holiday in Austria but want to avoid the hassle of taking your equipment on a plane, here are some useful tips for getting there and getting around by car.

Austria by Road



Amtswege leicht gemacht

Wegweiser durch Österreichs Ämter, Behörden und Institutionen

Service for citizens

Austrian Passport

Travel documents, legalisations, elections, military service, emergencies etc. 'Service for citizens' provides necessary information.

Länger im Ausland?

World map Austrians abroad

Online registrieren

Für ÖsterreicherInnen, die sich längere Zeit im Ausland aufhalten. Damit Ihre Vertretung Sie rasch und effektiv unterstützen und informieren kann.

Graphic travel registration - "A Message from your Embassy......."

Sie planen eine Auslandsreise?
Doch wer weiß im Krisenfall eigentlich, wo Sie genau sind und wie man Sie am besten erreichen kann?

Einfach online registrieren - damit wir Sie im Fall des Falles besser unterstützen können.