Peace Museum Vienna is a very ambitious and meaningful project located in Vienna, Austria’s capital city. The museum strives to contribute to world peace by educating the public about peace heroes. The museum provides a physical space, which serves as a meeting point for discussions on peace, an exhibition hall, a center for the presentation of movies and documentaries as well as its wonderful peace kitchen events. It is also an educational meeting point and offers information sources for students, teachers, professors, and general visitors. Peace education is the central to both the current and long-term vision of Peace Museum Vienna.
Peace Museum Vienna is also known for its ‘Windows for Peace’, project which is the first World’s Street Peace Museum. As a street museum, it is open twenty four hours a day and charges no admission fee! The ‘Windows for Peace’ are concentrated in and around Stephansplatz in the center of Vienna. The windows are accompanied by posters and brief biographies of Peace Heroes.
PMV is committed to spreading the message of peace through various peace education programs. The target demographic for these programs are school students, who learn about peace through the lives of ‘Peace Heroes’ and how each of these heroes promoted peace in his or her own way – be it at a local or global level.
How are we different?
Peace Museum Vienna is unique in that it exposes its visitors to the lives and struggles of those who have worked for peace. It spreads the word of peace through discussions and encourages all its visitors to think about how peace may be achieved. A visit to PMV raises an individual’s awareness of peace and peace heroes. It is also unique in terms of its approach to teaching peace. The museum brings its visitors and students closer to Peace Heroes’ lives and amplifies their efforts to change people’s lives at a local and international level. We promote a culture of peace through the presentation of the lives of historic and contemporary Peace Heroes. PMV inspires students and visitors.
The historical city of Vienna, the capital of Austria, hosted the Viennese Congress of 1814/15, which set in place a new political order in place after the end of the Napoleon Wars. Vienna served as the venue from which an ultimatum against Serbia, the document that triggered off World War I was issued.
Today, Vienna is one of the most popular conference sites worldwide, with a beautifully preserved architectural heritage, an abundant cultural life, excellent civic amenities and an open-minded population. Vienna is regularly voted amongst the top three places to live in across the globe. Its geographical location in the heart of Central Europe allows visitors to reach the capitals cities of Prague, Bratislava, Budapest and Zagreb by car or train within three hours or less. The cities of Munich and Venice can be reached in less than five hours.
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