Further exotic places in Vienna are
Vienna Peace Pagoda
Several chapters of the Lotus sutra mention that stupas and pagodas which are built over a holy relic of Buddha should be the right medium to spread Buddhism. The constuction of pagodas brings peace and create a peaceful and holy landscape around them.
Most Peace Pagodas built since World War II have been built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhis monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan Myõhõji Buddhist Order as well as the Vienna Peace Pagoda. It was erected in 1983 as one of the earliest of these massive pagodas.
In the same year Buddhism was formally recognised as a religion by the Austrian authorities.
1020 Vienna, Hafenzufahrtstraße, getting there by U2 Handelskai and than by bus 79A or 79B
is a Japanese garden. It was designed 1992 by landscape gardener Ken Nakajima. Twincity and cultural agreemenst have existed for many years between Vienna’s 19th district and Setagaya, a suburb of Tokyo. The park includes several elements of a Japanes garden like ponds, streams, a tea house, stone sculptures as well as a poem set in stone at the entrance to the garden. The planting is also typical with Japanese maple, cherry trees or azaleas.
Opening hours: from 1 April, Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm. The park is locked during the winter months as from November.
1190 Vienna, Hohe Warte near Barawitzkagasse
The Theseus Temple
located in the Volksgarten Park was completed in 1821. Built in Neoclassical style as a small-scale replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athen it was originally designed to house Antonio Canova’s Theseus sculpture. This statue you find now in the Museum of Fine Arts.
Volksgarten is a public park in the first district of Vienna. The garden was a part of the Hofburg Palace.
Opening hours of the garden: 1st April to 31th October 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
1st November to 31th March from 7a.m. – 5.30 p.m.