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St. Stephen's Cathedral (Dom St. Stephan)

Domplatz 9, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
0851 39241
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Passau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Italian Baroque in style, Dom St. Stephan was built to replace a largely Gothic structure that was destroyed by fire in the seventeenth century... more »
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Den Haag, Niederlande
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Located in the heart of Passau's Old Town, the St. Stephen's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The size of the cathedral and it's beautiful decorations inside made a very great impression for me. A must-see for everyone visiting Passau!

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

absolutely beautiful inside and well maintained. Went to recital of what is said to be the largest church pipe organ in Europe. Half an hour at mid-day. Well worth it.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited the cathedral as part of a Viking River Cruise tour. The cathedral itself was quite ornate. Since it was a Monday, we stayed for the noon concert. The 5 organs were rather majestic. Unfortunately the event was very well attended and they had to rush to set up extra seats in the back, which distracted from the music.

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Manning, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Your toughest task in Europe is finding an unattractive cathedral, nine trips and not one eye sore. So, you can be reasonably safe with any religious site you visit. There are certain features that might cause pause in your "must see" selections. Check the schedules to determine if entrance to each cathedral has patron service hours and open viewing hours.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Europe is of course replete with unbelievable cathedrals, churches, basilicas, etc. This is one of them. magnificent inside and out. We were privileged to attend an organ recital. It is the second largest organ in the world, I believe we were told. Try to visit the Bishop's residence also, off the square behind the Cathedral.

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

it was my second time in a cathedral and i was amazed by the details and the decoration of the temple! It takes you back years ago and you see images that excite you!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Yes this Cathedral has a beautiful building both outside and inside but the icing on the cake was certainly the awe-inspiring music that is generated by the organ. Make sure you are there early to get in as they will not wait and once started - no entry.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went to see the cathedral but were 2 days too early to hear a noon organ concert which goes May through October. There are several times, dates and fees so suggest you check the web site for info at www.tourism.passau.de. We did a guided walking tour of the old town and ended up in the Town Hall plaza for... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were very glad we were able to hear the magnificent organ! It was incredible. The Church is breathtaking and quite impressive!

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Flint
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I was lucky enough to catch the end of a service on Ascension Day and hear this magnificent organ fill this beautiful Baroque church with music. The style inside is very different than any church I have experienced. It is worth the stop to see this church.

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