5. Plague Column, Mühlwehrstraße

In 1740, Grand Master Clemens August (1723-1761) had a plague column built near the ‘Mühlwehrtor’ Gate.

Plague column in Mühlwehrstraße
Plague column in Mühlwehrstraße

He wanted it to be a reminder of all the victims of the plague epidemic and offer divine protection for the future. The inscription reads: “Holy Theotokos is the only one to help me in times of danger”.