About Us

Many private and business trips to and journeys through the country, personal contacts which have been established and ultimately turned into friendships, have motivated the members of the association to share the knowledge and pass on their enthusiasm and love of this country and its people.

Our Association was established in 2018 when a medical project was supported.


  • We follow current developments in Bhutan
  • We organise presentations and events and inform you about Bhutan
  • We engage in medical, social and cultural projects in Bhutan
  • We establish contacts for those who wish to travel to Bhutan
  • We meet and take care of visitors from Bhutan in Austria
  • We are linked to other Bhutan Friendship Societies in Austria and abroad

Since March 2019 we have been official member of PaN (Partner of all Nations), the Federation of Austrian-Foreign-Societies.

Board Members
President: Liselotte WALDHEIM-NATURAL
Vice President: Christine Anna JANTSCHER
Secretary: Dr. Eva SCHARF-HOFNER
Treasurer: Gerhard MORTIER
Co-opted member: Claudia LISA

Advisors to the Board in Austria
Georg GRATZER, Professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Wolfgang HOLZLEITNER, Civil Engineer
Andreas LILAK, Managing Director Columbus-Cargo
Irene OTT-REINISCH, Architect
Heinrich SCHMUTZENHOFER, Forest Entomologist
Marie-Christine WEINBERGER, former Honorary Consul for Bhutan in Austria
Michaela WINDISCHGRAETZ, Professor at the Vienna Law Faculty
Dr. Stefan WOLFSBERGER, Neuro-Surgeon at the Medical University of Vienna

Official Partner and Counterpart in Bhutan:
Dasho Kinzang Wangdi, former Cabinet Secretary, Lead Consultant in LD & Associates Consultancy Firm

Contact Group in Bhutan (to be set up):
Contact: Mr. Langa Dorji, CEO Bhutan Soul Tour & Travel

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Statutes of the Friends of Bhutan Association, Austria