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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 4 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Vike K
Reviewed 26 May 2018

The elaborate pyramidal column with the Holy Trinity at the top and angelic figures decorating its sides stands on Graben street in the Old Town. It was built to commemorate the end of the great Plague in Vienna and shows the emperor Leopold in a...More

Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

As the Hapsburg Emperor Leopold I fled Vienna, he vowed to erect a monument if the Plague would end. The beautiful sculptures narrate the story with The Holy Trinity, angels, Leopold with his large Hapsburg chin and a victim of the Plague.

Thank hrs314
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Baroque monument on Graben street, which commemorates the bubonic plaque epidemic of 1679, worth a look at if you're passing.

Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful monument to the plague on our favorite Viennese pedestrian street - The Graben. Quick visit. But a very busy Baroque monument covered in netting to keep pigeons off of it. Check out Leopold part way up the structure. He has the Hapsburg chin.

1  Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 7 March 2018

One of the three monuments on Grabenstraße in the city centre of Vienna is the Pestsaule (Plague Column). This Baroque style monument that is 18 metres tall, featuring an ornately decorated pedestal, adorned with clouds and a choir of angels and cherubs, lifting up toward...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 31 January 2018

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
Reviewed 26 January 2018

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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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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