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Am Graben, 1010 Vienna
U1 U3 to Stephansplatz (209yds)
Tram 1 to Salztorbrücke (757yds)
U1 U4 Tram 2 Tram 1 to Schwedenplatz (759yds)

The Pestsäule, or Plague column, is one of the most notable and prominent sculptures in the city of Vienna.

In the late 17th century, the plague arrived in Vienna, and killed over 100,000 of its residents. Vienna was particularly bad hit because the city was overcrowded and there was no drainage system in the city.

After the plague had passed, the Emperor at time commissioned the Pestsäule as a memorial to those who died.

The statue stands 20 meters high and is the highlight of Graben Square, which is located on one of the busiest pedestrian streets in Vienna.

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