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Plague column

It was created by sculptor Matthias B Braun and stonemason M Bäumel during the years 1718–1719 and it is situated on Castle Square as a thanks for the cessation of plague infection in 1713. The sandstone Baroque three-sided obelisk is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The decoration features reliefs and statues of plague saints – St Sebastian, St Roch and St Charles Borromeo. Above the ledge of the central section are reliefs and statues of St Hieronymus, St Paul and St John the Baptist, the patron saint of the town of Teplice. The walls of the upper section, decorated with small angels in clouds, are at the top of the Holy Trinity sculptural group. The plague column was restored in 1895 and once more in the late 20th century.