The first Peace Pagodas were built as a symbol of peace in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki where the atomic bombs took the lives of over 150,000 people, almost all of whom were civilian, at the end of World War II.
By 2000, 80 Peace Pagodas had been built around the world in Europe, Asia, and the United States.” The first one in continental Europe was build in Vienna. Nipponzan Myohoji monks constructed the Pagoda, which was completed in 1983. The Nipponzan Myohoji order led by Rev. Gyosei Masunaga have been active here for 25 years.
It is a little difficult to reach you take the subway line U2 and get off at “Donaumarina” change to bus line 79A ( you can combine it with your visit at the cemetery of the no names for example) and get off at “Grünhaufenbrücke” look back and you see only bridge over the street and train tracks, walk up to the bridge and then turn right, pass the restaurant “Lindmayer” (you can stop there then for a break – it is not really cheap but it is nice sitting next to the Danube) and head straight for a view minutes (you will see the peace pagode early enough).
And do not forget to bring your incense sticks with you – they don’t sell anything over there – no water – no postcards – no food – no shops around