Berglandschaft mit Logo Mountainbikekongress



Christian discusses the topic of sustainability and mountain biking at the 6th Mountain Bike Congress - from planning and building trails, to the whole mobility issue, to equipment and community participation.

Construction site in Obergurgl

K.i.d.z.21 - Obergurgl (Tirol)


The project concept k.i.d.Z.21 enables information and competence exchange on climate change topics in a dialogue between students and expert scientists. Christian contributes with the relations between tourism and climate.

Guest garden at night

Strategies for sustainable tourism in Upper Austria


Under the leadership of Upper Austrian Tourism, the Upper Austrian destinations would like to develop strategies that centrally integrate sustainability. Christian Baumgartner was able to give an overview of the challenges for sustainable tourism at a meeting of all destination managers in Bad Ischl.


Tourists in Venice

Overtourism in Venice


A group of students from the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden conducted a series of expert interviews in Venice under the guidance of Christian. The aim: to question the planned tourist tax in its effectiveness against overtourism.



Christian Baumgartner holds a sign "Focus on Innovation" with others

Brennpunkt Innovation - Salzburg


The Salzburg University of Applied Sciences organized this year's Brennpunkt Innovation on the topic of 'Sustainability in Tourism' and invited Christian as a key note speaker. Governor Haslauer thus also enjoyed the critical reflections.



Castle wall with Buchenau Castle inscription

Members Assembly of the Forum Anders Reisen


After two Corona-related cancellations, the Forum was finally able to hold its annual general meeting again at Buchenau Castle in the Rhön Mountains. And Christian was allowed to moderate again. Included: An emotional farewell of Manfred Häupl as chairman.



Vitalpin Jury

Vitalpin ClimateInvest Award Ceremony


The award ceremony for the Vitalpin ClimateInvest 2021 was celebrated with more than 70 interested participants from the nominated projects, the Vitalpin network, the jury members, including Christian Baumgartner, as well as politicians and scientists.

Also present: Former EU Commissioner Franz Fischler as chairman of the jury and Prof. Dr. Ulrich von Weizsäcker.