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HEURIGER in Bangkok - Swissotel  Ratchada - 4th December

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Donation to   Nampon Orphanage in Chiang Mai

When we came together for our Stammtisch in Chiang Mai on 13 March, all the members and friends of the Thai-Austrian Society who were present contributed to a donation for the

Nampon orphanage

in Chiang Mai. Only on this evening, we could raise 25.000 THB. With this money, a music room will be installed in the child care center. The money was handed over by members of the TAS, Mr. Gottfried Auer, Mr. Nikolaus Prachensky and Mr. Patrick Kumpitsch.

 Stammtisch in Chiang Mai    13 March  2021

Last weekend, members and friends of the Thai Austrian Society came together in Chiang Mai for a "Stammtisch". On that occasion, the donation of THB 159.000 was handed over to the founder of Baan Doi, Ms. Barbara Meisl. Thanks to the donations made at the Heuriger and the Christmas brunch last year, we could raise this amount of money which will support the child care center near Chiang Rai. Everyone enjoyed the evening at the Aroy Garden Restaurant with Austrian food & wine & Schnaps. Thank you for your continuing support!

A thank you Video of Baan Doi.

We will meet Barbara Meisl in person in Chiang Mai at our Stammtisch in March.

A big thank you to all your help. It is a great success to be able to support Baan Doi with such a big donation.





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On Sunday, 13 December the Thai-Austrian Society had their festive pre Christmas brunch at the Swissotel. About 45 people attended not only for thedelicious food, Austrian specialities,

Glühwein (mulled wine) and bubbles but also to support this year’s project, the Baan Doi child care center in the north of Thailand. Even Nikolaus found his way to hot Thailand and handed out some gifts for the children. We are more than grateful to announce that the TAS with all its members and friends can donate 159.000 THB for  Baan Doi. The cheque will be handed over in January at the Stammtisch in Chiang Mai. THANK YOU again to all of you who supported the Baan Doi!

HEURIGER 2020   Have a look at our Gallery !

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The Heuriger event has generated 150.000 THB for the Baan Doi, a child care center in the northern part of Thailand. THANK YOU to all of you who contributed  to and donated for this project. Thanks as well to all our sponsors who made that evening possible: Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada, Bei Otto, Premium Beverages Co. Ltd, Warsteiner Beer, Foodland, Austrothaigourmet, RIS Swiss Section and Swarovski Thailand.    

Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 2020






On 24 September 2020, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Thai-Austrian Society was held at Swissôtel Bangkok Ratchada. H.E. Austrian Ambassador Dr. Eva Hager gave a welcoming speech. The President, Caroline Braunshofer, gave an overview of our last events and an outlook of the events which are already planned for this year. On 29 October, we will have a networking event on Belga rooftopbar with excellent food and drinks and on 28 November our annual traditional "Heuriger" will take place. It is the biggest event of the Thai-Austrian Society and the income generated from the Heuriger will be donated to a charity project. More about the upcoming events will be announced soon. Thank you to Swissôtel Bangkok Ratchada for hosting our AGM!


Nikolaus  met the Thai-Austrian Society  (Good kids only)

On Sunday, 1st December the annual Christmas brunch hosted by the

Thai Austrian Society together with the Swissôtel Bangkok Ratchada took place.

Over 80 people and children attended the brunch including the Austrian Ambassador

Mrs. Eva Hager and the Swiss Ambassador Mrs. Helene Budliger Artieda.

The children eagerly anticipated the arrival of the Nikolo (Nikolaus) who distributed

small gifts to all of them. The brunch became a tradition already and also

this year we collected THB 12.149,-- for charity projects.

Heart through heart agenda
October 12-14 2019 at Banyan Leaf Resort, Rachaburi

„We stand together with the poor“

We work to help the children and communities of the many slums of Bangkok. Together with our neighbors in the slums we create simple-but-progressive solutions that touch the lives of thousands of the poor every day.

We build and operate schools, improve family health and welfare, protect street children’s rights, combat the AIDS crisis, respond to daily emergencies, and offer shelter to orphans, to street children, and to children and adults with AIDS – always together, hand in hand and heart to heart with the people we serve.

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Cross-Cultural Collaboration Workshop at

Swissotel Le Concordeon Sept 26, 2019

Looking at own cultural preferences and challenging each other perceptions,
Austrians/Swiss/Germans & Thais could elaborate on strategies how to best
work together & better understand the impact of cultural values. A big thanks
to Dr. Astrid Kainzbauer for guiding and challenging the participants.

The Thai Austrian Society is honored  to contribute to the HDF Mercy Centre


On 5 September 2019, members of the board of the Thai Austrian Society met with Father Joe Maier at HDF Mercy Centre for handing over the cheque. We raised THB 158.000 at the Heuriger for the children of the Mercy Centre. Father Joe founded the Mercy Centre in 1972 and since then, has supported over 40.000 children from poor families and helped them to be educated at the preschools of Mercy Centre. With the money raised, we contribute to a three day family camp which will be held in October. Thank you to all our sponsors and donors again for your support!