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A short walk from the St. Stephen's Cathedral, I saw this golden monument. I did not know anything... read more

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Symbol of Habsburg domination

Plague Column symbolises the end of plague epidemic. In 1679 Belgian doctor Paul de Sorbait warned... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
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This column commemorates the plague epidemic of 1697.
Graben 26, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plague Column is an incredibly intricate structure in Graben in the city centre of Vienna.The baroque column was created after the great plague epidemic of 1679. After fleeing the city the ruler of the Habsburg Leopold I promised to create a mercy column when...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short walk from the St. Stephen's Cathedral, I saw this golden monument. I did not know anything about it , but it looked so beautiful so I had to take some pictures. Thanks to some TA reviewers for explaining what it was.

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Plague Column symbolises the end of plague epidemic. In 1679 Belgian doctor Paul de Sorbait warned public against this disease but was ignored. Emperor Leopold I. had promised that when they win against disease, there would be built Pestsaule. Column was designed by many architectures...More

Thank SilviaG5019
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Situated in the lovely pedestrianised street, this glistening sculpture has a fascinating provenance. Erected in the 1680s under order from Emperor Leopold in gratitude for the ending of the plague and the defeat of an attack by the Ottomans, it is a striking creation. Also...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

True, it's easily accessible in central Vienna, and true it commemorates survival from the plague, and it is ornate and well maintained. Problem is, unless you're well versed in Austrian history, most visitors will have no idea what they are looking at. Fortunately all the...More

Thank Gerald D
Reviewed 10 August 2018

While the column itself is intricate and ornate, really that whole street is worth a walk. Lots of great shops, restaurants, bars, etc.

Thank bcsystems
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Without a doubt, this is one of the absolute best monuments I have ever seen. It’s a work of art in the public sphere, plain and simple. Statuary combined with gilded elements commemorating a historic figure and event...it makes for a monument that truly means...More

Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 14 July 2018

An attractive monument erected in thanksgiving for the end of the plague. Centrally located, and you will probably stumble upon it even if you are not looking for it. Worth a few minutes to look it over and take a picture.

Thank Wolverine73
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Commemorating the plague, this statue is a must see for history enthusiasts and anyone walking by seeing Austria's historic monuments.

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Even this monument has quite dark history behind it, it is the very impressive piece of art. Centrally located, and easily accessed.

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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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