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St. Anna's Column (Annasaule)

Maria-Theresien-Strasse, Innsbruck, Austria
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Ranked #33 of 40 Attractions in Innsbruck
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Standing in front of the town hall, this column celebrating the withdrawal of Bavarian troops in 1703 has become a tourist attraction. On top of this... more »
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Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a cool structure with a great view of the alps in the background. We were there on a cloudy and rainy day so there was low visibility but still a great view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is quite pretty to look at sitting in the middle of the square. The tourist guide we had had only minimal information and I'll bet that with the right book, there was likely a very interesting history to go with it.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a truly unappealing column, located in a square in Innsbruk's old town. The column itself if filthy and its surroundings are as well. We passed by the column during the evening, as well, only to find a bunch of local teens, drunk beyond belief, urinating on its base. What a disgrace.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

They used to be a structural achievement but as architecture advanced such structures are not so impressive. While colorful it is used more as a landmark then a remembrance of any event. You will come across this column as you wander through the Old City. I have a 32 gig disk on my camera and I still didn't take a... More

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Surf City USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

An interesting monument to gaze at for a couple of minutes, in the center of Innsbruck's Old Town, especially if you know it's place in Austrian history & the commemoration of its independence from Bavaria. Not worth walking out of your way to find. There are more impressive monuments in town. It would be a much nicer photo op if... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The Annasaule is a nice photo opportunity while walking down Maria-Theresien-Strasse when sightseeing in Innsbruck, especially on a clear day with the Alps in the background.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Approximately half way down Maria-Theresien-Strasse (heading toward the Golden Roof and the Old Town) stands the column dedicated to the defeat of the Bavarian army in the 18th century. The pink and white marble or granite column is capped by a statue of the Virgin Mary and its base is surrounded by statues of St. Anne and other patron saints... More

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