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Plague Column (Pestsaule)

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This column commemorates the plague epidemic of 1697.

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One of Europe's many Plague Columns

This Plague Column is a Holy Trinity column located on the Graben, a street in the inner city. Erected after the Great Plague epidemic in 1679, the Baroque memorial is one of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 January 2017
Linda B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I can't quite explain how beautifully historical Vienna is but there is just history and pure awesome at every glance. We truly fell in love with the city, history, buildings, culture, people and just it's overall easy going feel. Three days felt like a week of just dame right loveliness :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This Plague Column is a Holy Trinity column located on the Graben, a street in the inner city. Erected after the Great Plague epidemic in 1679, the Baroque memorial is one of the most well-known and prominent sculptural pieces of art in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A huge monument impressive in the center of town. Great architecture that narrates with extraordinary way the history of Attraction

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Saw this monument whilst walking around Vienna. It is impressive but as I wasn't on a tour at the time I hadn't realised why it had been placed here until later. If you wander around Stephanplatz it's hard to miss but if you pass it, it is worth taking time to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This located in Graben Street and it is hard to miss - it is a large statue. It commemorates the last plague that occurred in Vienna in 1679. My only impression is that is a very theatrical and dramatic monument to commemorate such an event and compared to what would be done today but I suppose it was just a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I registrated this column when i passed it I had been in Stephanskirche for a little pit stop and in the street Grabben this was. Took a photo of them and leaving the place it was so cold and very much wind this side.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I guess it's what Catholic Emperors do when the plague ends. Tremendous details in the middle of everything. It gives one to pause.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Huge monument is located in Graben street, a very busy street full of stores, cafes and restaurants. I took a walking tour of the city center. Learned that in 1679 the plague visited the city and Leopold I, the Emperor, promised to build a mercy monument if it ever ended. The monument went through several design phases (with different artists).... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Plague Column is another impressive monument located on Graben street in the inner city. It has many details to look at but I like the fact that it is located in the middle of historical Vienna so you can check it out while walking the beautiful streets and looking at the wonderful old well-maintained buildings in the surroundings .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

It is a nice monument pretty big for a pedestrial area. The details are stunning and it is worth having a closer look at it!

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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