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“Should be seen” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plague Column (Pestsaule)

Plague Column (Pestsaule)
Graben, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #101 of 310 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: This column commemorates the plague epidemic of 1697.
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“Should be seen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Particular column shold be seen. The style used is very original.
From here you can see many other monuments and shops

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“Amazing work of art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Besides the historical importance of the monument its an amazing work of art, pay attention to all the expressions of the sculptures

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“Pestsaule - Important and attractive statue found on Graben Street”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The Pestsaule Statue (Plague Column) found on Graben Street is worth having seeking out when visiting the Historic Center of Vienna. It is not a major attraction but is well located in the city center and can be easily visited before or after you spend time at traditionally targeted attractions like St. Stephen's or St. Peter's cathedrals, which are both very nearby.

There is a nice historical accord, relating to its commission and erection of this column during the period of Emperor Leopard I as a result of the plague epidemic that had beset upon Vienna during the 1670-80s. Construction and decorative work on the Pestsule continued until its was inaugurated in 1693.

The Pestsaule is probably one of the most interesting and important structures of this sort in Vienna. As such, its well worth seeking out during visits to the city, particularly for those interested in its history.

Visited March 2013
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“Plague Column”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The Plague Column is a nice photo opportunity if you are strolling down Graben while sightseeing in central Vienna.

Visited September 2012
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“Christmas tree sales and the best of the lights too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

I know this is a review of the plague column but on the Graben are a line of Christmas tree sellers under the best Christmas light displays. Go anytime after 4pm and wander along Graben and then Kohlmarkt to see all the upmarket label stores. There are toilets available near the column too. Vienna's Christmas heart?

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