Base of Mary’s Column at Marienplatz in Munich, Germany - Encircle Photos

8 Base of Mary’s Column at Marienplatz in Munich, Germany

The base of Mary’s Column at Marienplatz is equally interesting. In each corner is an armed and winged putto (cherub). Each one is battling a different beast. The creatures represent severe hardships overcome during Munich’s history. The mythological basilisk in the foreground represents pestilence, especially the bubonic plague. In back is a lion symbolizing war. Not shown are a dragon (famine) and a serpent (heresy). Are you ready to start exploring Old Town? Lace up your walking shoes and let’s head north.

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Marienplatz 22, 80331 München, Germany

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