Project development ‚The Burgenlaenders‘ Ways Out‘


For the Protestant Church Augsburg Confession and the Parish of Gols, Christian Baumgartner came up with the project ‚Burgenländische Auswege’ – following in the footsteps of the Protestants during the Counter Reformation.

The people livig in the northern part of Seewinkel regularly walked to Bratislava, where they were allowed to pray and worhsip at the time of the Counter-Reformation.
New tourism products will be developed to provide a first-hand experience of these walks on foot or bicycle.

The rough initial plans for the project will still be made together with Cathrine Schwenoha and Naturefriends International; the final planning and execution will be effected by response & ability.

Brief study ‚Pastoral care in tourism in the context of Austria’s tourism industry‘


For the Pastoral Care Working Group of the Protestant Church in Austria, Christian Baumgartner is preparing an overview designed to correlate the most important Austrian tourism centres with the most vital Protestant parishes, which by tourism standards are most capable of development. The options for a reorientation of pastoral care work in the context of tourism –with the emphasis on sustainable tourism – and the options for the church as provider of cultural values in the tourism region will be embodied in recommendations. In addition, the employment of new media will be critically assessed.

Providing information and advice on mobility management in Austrian tourism


Christian Baumgartner is a member of the consortium in charge of ‘Mobility Management in Tourism, Leisure Time and for Young People’ under the klima-aktiv mobil consultancy programme. Facilitating innovation workshops, contacting destinations and new target groups, such as booking platforms are among the main tasks during the current consultation stage.