The Golden Order of Merit of the Republic of Austria
The Golden Order of Merit is the highest distinction conferred in Austria.
On 10th December 2008, Dr. Claudia Schmied presented Magic Christian with the Golden Order of Merit for his tirelessness research and documentation of Austrian magic history.
Award of Performing Fellowship
The Performing Fellowship is the highest award that a performing magician can achieve and is equivalent to an Oscar of magic.
On 6th March 2005 Magic Christian was awarded a Performing Fellowship of the Academy of Magical Art during the awards banquet in the Henry Fonda “Music Box” theatre in Hollywood.
Goldener Rathausmann der Stadt Wien (Golden Standard Bearer of the City of Vienna)
In December 2003 Magic Christian was presented with the Golden Standard Bearer of the city of Vienna for his contribution to the magic arts and his research into Vienna’s magic history. The statuette is a 20 cm (7.8 inch) high golden replica of the Standard Bearer which tops the city hall and is a prestigious honour that is handed over personally by the mayor.
Appointment to “Professor” by the Federal President
In the autumn of 2000 Magic Christian was appointed “Professor” by the (then) federal president Thomas Klestil.
The Silver Order of Merit of the Republic of Austria
The silver order of merit is the (second) highest award that is given by the Austrian state.