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This column commemorates the plague epidemic of 1697.
Graben 26, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found on Graben Street, this is a thing of beauty. It was commissioned following a plague in 1679 to ward off future outbreaks. It took several artists to complete the work that was finished in 1694. The column is very intricate with all aspects having...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Went to this monument just to delight my interest in the plague in European history. It is unusual, it is worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

The Pestsaule stands at 18 metres tall along Graben just round the corner from St Stephens. The column itself has an interesting history, one of which you would want a guide for or at least to have done a little research. To the most it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom J
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank permia
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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 center. The
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