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G06 KlimTourV

Project Information

Regional and Sectoral Impacts of Climate Change in the Province of Vorarlberg – Vulnerability and Risk Analysis

KlimTourV investigated the impacts of climate change on the tourist destinations of the Bludenz Alpine region, the Bregenz Forest, and Lech Zürs. Recommendations for the destinations were derived from the following sub-steps: An in-depth literature review, in combination with an analysis of climate scenarios, provided the scientific basis; in parallel, a stakeholder assessment based on interviews and workshops was conducted.

Both steps – the scientific analysis and the stakeholder assessment – were consolidated within the framework of a workshop and summarized in a matrix highlighting the opportunities and risks for the regions. On the basis of this matrix, recommendations for the Bludenz Alpine region, the Bregenz Forest, and Lech Zürs and development potentials for the tourism sector were derived. These ranged from changes in/extension of the tourism offers in summer to an investigation of the potential of specialized cultivations (herbs, fruit orchards) in the regions’ agricultural sectors in the near future.

Project Team

Project Team "KlimTourV"

Dr. Robert Goler

Dr. Michiko Hama

Dr. Daniela Hohenwallner (project coordination)

Dr. Matthias Huttenlau

Steffen Link, M.Sc.

Andreas Marlin, B.Sc.

Dipl.-Geogr. Paul Schattan

Dr. Katrin Schneider

Dr. Paul Stampfl


Scientific Partners

Management Center Innsbruck
Contact: Dr. Robert Steiger, Dr. Mike Peters

University of Innsbruck
Institut of Geography

Contact: Prof. Bruno Abegg


Company Partners

Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
Contact: Ramona Parilti

Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH
Contact: Herlinde Moosbrugger

Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
Contact: Kristina Wallner

Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
Contact: Dir. Mag. Christian Schützinger