4 Sculptures to Explore in Austria
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Sculptures to Explore in Austria
The Vienna Plague Column is a Trinity Column on the Graben in downtown Vienna . It was built after the plague of 1679 and consecrated on October 29, 1693. The 21 meter high baroque column is one of the best known and most striking sculptural works of art in the city.
A historic square located in the centre of Salzburg's Old Town, in close proximity to Residenzplatz and Salzburg Cathedral. In the centre of the Mozartplatz is the Mozart statue by Ludwig Schwanthaler. The statue was to be erected in 1841 on the 50th anniversary of W. A. Mozart's death. The square was created by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau who ordered the demolition of a number of houses on this site in the early 17th century.
The Hofmarstallschwemme , for many Salzburgers the horse pond , is one of the two preserved Salzburg horse ponds and a fountain in Salzburg's old town . It is one of the listed objects in the city of Salzburg. It is called 'Hofmarstallschwemme' because it belongs to the Hofmarstall , which was located southeast of it. This long fountain is the one that Maria and the Von Trapp kids dance around and splash in water during the instrumental ending to "My Favorite Things
St. Anne's Column was erected in the centre of Maria Theresien Street to commemorate the liberation of Tyrol from the Bavarian troops.Surrounding the column are statues of the Saints Kassian, Vigilius, George and Anne, built by Christoforo Bendetti, an Italian sculptor from Trento. It has been restored several times over the centuries. In 1958, mainly for conservation reasons, the figure of Mary was replaced by a replica and the original was loaned to the Abbey of St. Georgenberg-Fiecht.