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  • Statue of Holy Trinity - Austria
      Statue of Holy Trinity
    by hopang
  • Pestsäule (Pest Statue), Vienna - Austria
  • Pestsäule (Pest Statue), Vienna - Austria

Pestsäule (Plague Clumn) which is also known as Pest Column or Statue of Holy Trinity is located at Graben in the first district. It was erected under the order of Emperor Leopold I in honour of Holy Trinity due to the devastating outbreak of plague epidemics in 1679.

Initially a wooden Corinthian column with Trinity surrounded by angels was erected by Johann Frühwirth in 1683. A more permanent Baroque marble column was replaced in 1693 by Matthias Rauchmiller. The sulptures at its base were designed by the famous Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach.

This is a wonderful piece of monument, one of the finest in Austria. It certainly is the most beautiful monument in the city of Vienna. It looks even more beautiful during the Christmas festive season with all the Christmas lightings and decorations above and surrounding the column as depicted in the rest of our hidden photographs. Feel free to look at them!

Address: Graben, Vienna
Directions: Located at Graben in the first district. Take Underground train line U1 or U3 and alight at Stephansplatz. Just a short walk from the subway station.
Phone: +431211140 (tourist information)

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 1, 2010
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Comments (2)

  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2015 at 3:07 AM

    The detail on this monument is amazing. It looks great with the Christmas lights too.

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Oct 16, 2015 at 6:22 AM

      Yes indeed. We love those above photographs with Christmas lights. ~ho & pang

  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2015 at 2:49 PM


    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Aug 25, 2015 at 12:15 PM

      One of the most photographed monuments in the city! ~ho & pang


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