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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 1 week ago

The Pestsäule (plague column) on Graben in the centre of Vienna is a reminder of one of the last big plague outbreaks in Europe, in 1679. The conditions in Vienna must have been very unsalubrious to get the elements for such an outbreak (the bubonic...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In medieval times many countries suffered from outbreaks of plague. This column remembers the citizens who died in the outbreak, and also gives thanks for the survivors, and hopes to guard against new outbreaks. It is an intrically carved tribute, well worth seeking out on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

Very nice , definitely worth visiting lots of shops around too 😊 me and my husband where amazed but didn't know what it was at first

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank 587katerinaw
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Just down from St. Stephens on the walking street, this is a complex and ornate monument topped in gold. It is a memorial with lots going on to the effects of the Plague in Vienna and celebrating its end. You see something new each time...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 16 July 2019

My husband and I were visiting Bavaria during a river cruise. We were fortunate to have had a local tour guide on a walking tour of the main areas in Vienna. We were provided with an educational history of the Vienna Pestsaule (Plague Column), Cathedral...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019 via mobile

Without a shadow of a doubt one of the most beautiful and famous Baroque monuments in Vienna is the Plague Column ( Pestsäule ) . The plague visited Vienna in 1679 and as a memorial to the plague victims this plague column was commissioned, despite...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

Interesting to see a memorial dedicated to the black death. Like many memorials, it does encourage the education of history to our younger generations lest they forget.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

This column may look like just a beautiful gold finished object adorned on a column but my faxi tour guide explained the religious symbol to the column, with each side representing something different but all affiliated to God the father , son and holy spirit....More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 1 June 2019

There are many plague columns in the European cities. This is one of the most detailed and interesting because of the various carvings that make up this large column. Since the plague was a horrific event the remembrance of the victims is aptly shown in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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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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