Hannes Richter

We Recommend: The Ritchie Boys

One Team of the Ritchie Boys on May 8, 1945. Left to right: Guy Stern, Walter Sears and Fred Howard © TANGRAM

The Embassy of Austria is proud to be a program partner of the screening of the Oscar-nominated movie The Ritchie Boys recounting the story of a remarkable group of young men--many of them German-speaking Jewish immigrants--who trained at Camp Ritchie in Maryland to conduct espionage on the European front during World War II.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Austrian National Day Celebration

On October 25, 2012, Austrians and friends of Austria came together at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the Austrian National Day. While listening to  traditional music, the guests could enjoy Austrian delicacies such as Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Günter Bischof receives “Austrian Award for Science and the Arts, 1st class”

On October 25, 2012, Dr. Günter Bischof, Director of Center Austria, received the “Austrian Award for Science and the Arts, 1st class” from Dr. Karl-Heinz Toechterle, Austrian Minister of Science during a ceremony at the Ministry of Science in Vienna.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Lecture: The Many Faces of Ephesus

On Monday, October 15, Austrian Scientist of the Year 2011, Prof. Sabine Ladstaetter, visited the Embassy to share insights into "The Many Faces of Ephesus – On Excavating Archaeological Treasures and Educating Tourists" with the audience.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Five Lives in Music: A Lecture by Cecelia Porter

On October 8, 2012, the new book  Five Lives in Music: Women Performers, Composers, and impresarios from the Baroque to the Present by renowed music critic Dr. Cecilia Porter was presented at the Austrian Embassy in cooperation with the American-Austrian Cultural Society.

Hannes Richter