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Plague Column (Pestsaule)

Graben 26, Vienna 1010, Austria
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This column commemorates the plague epidemic of 1697.
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Graben 26, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of memorials around Vienna, but I think this one is particularly interesting and this one dates back to 1680 to remember the plague. Very intricate detail and well designed.

Thank Xanerin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's attractive because of it's good and white. It's a rather interesting story. But otherwise, just pass by, nothing special.

Thank Panicha T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Plague Column (Pestsaule) is the main artistic landmark of the main square in the city Cesky Krumlov, located in the middle town, the plague column topped with the statue of the Virgin Mary and eight saints, the patron saints of the town. A lot...More

Thank NarisaB
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is one of many interesting columns and statues in the historic area in Vienna and this one dates back to the 1680's in memory of the plague that wiped out many in Vienna in 1679. Renovation and contruction around the area when visited detracted...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This beautiful Baroque Monument on busy Graben street, is a reminder of the many souls lost to the terrible plague epidemics of the past. It's hard to walk down this street with out noticing this large symbol of death.

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This beautifull baroq monument in the Graben is worth to visit. Not only as it is beautifully restored but also to stand still to one of the biggest disasters in europe. Quite a difference with the richness displayed in the area

Thank Kees00
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This monument, dedicated to the end of one of the plague epidemics in Vienna, is definetly one of the finest pieces of architecture in the city. Worth taking a look while passing by!

Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing statue in a pedestrian square: the gold at the bottom and the whiteness of the marble is s beautiful contrast. The name explain everything: death and life during the plague.

Thank Travelaround59
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This column is a vertical, sculptural tribute to those who died and a "thank you" to God and the Holy Trinity on behalf of those who survived the Black Death. This glorious monument (Denkmal, in German) is situated (hidden) in the midst of the busy...More

Thank DJKTraveler
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It is in the middle of the Graben and is a lovely statue, the Graben rund from the St. Stephens Place, It was erected after the black death and is admired by many. It is surrounded by many shops some of them very old established...More

Thank Erika L
Inner City
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
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