Pinsteps. The column featured a sculpture of mercy on a Corinthian column and nine angels
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In 1679, a plague epidemic erupted in Vienna. Emperor Leopold I left the city. However, after the plague subsided later that year, by Leopold's order, a temporary wooden column was erected in the city in memory of the victims. The column featured a sculpture of mercy on a Corinthian column and nine angels. In 1683, it was decided to expand the monument with remaining marble statues of angels by sculptor Matthias Rauchmiller, but the project did not gain traction, sparking disputes about the nature of the Column of Atonement. Eventually, the design by theatrical decorator Lodovico Ottavio Burnacini was accepted. It depicted the Holy Trinity above a cloud pyramid with angelic figures and the figure of Faith, in front of whom Emperor Leopold knelt in prayer. Among the sculptors were Tobias Kracker and Johann Bendel. In 1693, the column was consecrated. Despite the extended construction period, changes in the plan, and the number of sculptors involved, the monument presents a cohesive impression. The Vienna Plague Column was replicated and installed throughout the monarchy.

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A leisurely stroll through the historic part of the city unfolds a tapestry of enchanting landmarks. The city park, adorned with the melodies of Strauss and Schubert, leads to the venerable city gates named after Luger and Mozart. The narrative of "Ah, My Sweet Augustine" echoes through time, while the oldest church in the city stands as a testament to bygone eras. The tales of Theodor Herzl, the anchor clocks, the Jewish quarter, the square where it all began, the longest narrow alley, the Estergazi restaurant, and Andersen's house weave together seamlessly.

Wander down Graben Street, passing by the plague column and fountains, where the stories of homes, people, words, legends, and traditions blend harmoniously. Amidst it all, relish the charm of restaurants, cafes, wines, and coziness that add an extra layer of warmth to this rich tapestry of history and culture.

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