What is Windows for Peace ?
Windows for Peace is a collaborative initiative created by the Peace Museum Vienna, located at Blutgasse 3, in the 1st District, and surrounding local businesses, churches and organizations.. The Windows for Peace Project will utilize windows in the Centre of Vienna to showcase influential figures from throughout history who have devoted their lives and careers to peace and tolerance. The exhibition will highlight such figures as Vienna’s own Bertha von Suttner, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi, among others. This is the first project in the world to exhibit peace heroes in windows, available to everyone – and we would like to invite you to participate.
Our aim is to highlight more than 150 Peace Heroe from June 2014 until June 2016 and increase the number to 365 by the end of 2016. We will start by focusing on the area close to the Peace Museum Vienna – we invite you to visit the windows for peace, which are already in place. The exact location of Peace Museum Vienna Windows Project includes the streets: Schulergasse, Grünangergasse, Blutgasse, Franziskanerplatz, Domgasse, Stroblgasse and Singerstrasse, all of which are in the city center.
By exhibiting personalities who have changed history through their perseverant peace activism and courage, Peace Museum Vienna educates and inspires those who stop and look at the Windows for Peace. Visitors come away from the Windows for Peace with new ideas about how to integrate peace into their daily lives.
By helping us to create this exhibit and display the lives of those who have changed history through their perseverant peace activism and courage, you will help educate and inspire those see the Windows for Peace. Visitors will come away from the exhibit Visit with new ideas about how to integrate peace into their daily lives. As a Window Sponsor, you will help change the world into a better, more peaceful place, one window at a time.
- Windows for Peace lies in the very center of Vienna, with heavy tourist traffic. A large number of historical and touristic sites and a shopping area are located nearby, making the museum easily accessible. It is in easy walking distance of Stephansdom and Mozarthaus Vienna.
- In addition to the crowds of tourists that flood to Stephansdom everyday, a large number of guided tours include Stephansdom and Mozart’s House. This brings visitors to the museum and makes them aware of Peace, and hopefully works to create a culture of peace. The historical significance of Vienna adds value to the museum. Vienna, the Austrian capital city, once transformed from an area which served as a military camp for the Roman Empire to the capitol city of various empires. Numerous peace treaties were also signed in Vienna.
- The Area has heavy Viennese and Tourist Traffic/2,000 people per day
- If you are a Donor, people will see your support on our Windows. Please Donate! Get more information about us and visit us on facebook