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"Plague Column" Vienna Off The Beaten Path Tip by Polly74

Vienna Off The Beaten Path: 506 reviews and 1,081 photos

  Plague Column
by Polly74

Here the Plague Column. Many other columns like this where erected all over Austria after this one.
The purpose of these columns was to celebrate the end of an epidemic plague (yes, that is where the name of the column comes from).
In 1679 a wooden column was erected right here, it was replaced some years after (1693) by the current one.
Many local artists took part in the erection of this column, like P. Strudel, L.O. Burnacini and F von Erlach.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2004
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