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Plague Column (Pestsaule)

Graben 26, Vienna 1010, Austria
43121114084
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This column commemorates the plague epidemic of 1697.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good53%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“holy trinity” (16 reviews)
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Graben 26, Vienna 1010, Austria
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"holy trinity"
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"graben street"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful monument"
in 7 reviews
"virgin mary"
in 5 reviews
"black death"
in 4 reviews
"standing tall"
in 2 reviews
"historical centre of vienna"
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"historical significance"
in 3 reviews
"the main shopping area"
in 2 reviews
"baroque art"
in 2 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 2 reviews
"stephens cathedral"
in 2 reviews
"worth seeing"
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"epidemic"
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"angels"
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"memorial"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its one of the main strret in vienna and the sculpture is really beautiful . No one goes without clicking a pic of it.

Thank 268yusufn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful marble monument was built by Emperor Leopold after the Plague of 1687-93 ended. It is located in the center of the square on pedestrian Graben Street. The praying emperor is at the top ,the carved group ,Faith Conquers the Plague is on the...More

Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

In 1679 Vienna suffered the plague and King Leopold ! bravely promised a mercy column if the plague should ever end which it di and by 1893 after many changes and designers the column was completed depicting angels praying and old Leopold somewhere in the...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

A beautiful scupture / monument which looks magnificent on a sunny day. The intricate work is mind blowing. In the centre of shopping area and so easy to see and photograph

Thank Howard-Liverpool
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Monument related to the plague that was in Vienna. It looks somewhat weird, with all the gold elements on top... strangely shaped... but, you will be passing by it most likely, so, stop for a moment and think about how good are the times we...More

Thank MarcinDrP
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Visited on Tuesday 10th October. We were on a guided tour of the city centre and stopped at this monument. It was interesting to hear the history behind it.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

“So all a man could win in the conflict between plague and life was knowledge and memories.” - Albert Camus, The Plague (1947) I come from Taiwan. In 2003, we had a fierce fight against SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). ...... Then, we know the...More

1  Thank liucy752
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

In 1679 emperor Leopold I vowed to erect a mercy column if the epidemic would end. The end result, after numerous amendments, resulted in this high Baroque marble statue. The base of the statue shows triumph of faith over the disease. The middle, a praying...More

1  Thank Larry C
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Within the obvious beauty of the center city of Vienna, the "Plague Column" presents a unique historical beauty. During many years that the Black Plague was the scourge of the Europe. Many of the nobles and other rich folks made promises that if the plague...More

Thank mcarr0ll27
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is a fascinating monument. It was erected because the Emperor promised to build it if the plague that killed a third of the population stopped. It did. There are all sorts of symbolic actions behind the figures.

Thank michael p
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