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

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Address: Domplatz 9, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0851 39241

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cathedral door handles are wolf heads

Who ever looks at the door handles? But you must at this cathedral they are silver wolf heads. The Passau wolf was a good luck symbol etched on the famous Passau knives and sword... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Who ever looks at the door handles? But you must at this cathedral they are silver wolf heads. The Passau wolf was a good luck symbol etched on the famous Passau knives and sword blades back in the day, the cathedral is beautiful and has the largest pipe organ in Europe. We happened to be there on Easter Monday, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stopped in on a walking tour of Passau and this is definitely one of the highlights of this small town. Gorgeously appointed inside, the real star is the huge organ. See the pipes tucked into many corners in the ornate interior. Try to schedule your visit during one of the public concerts to hear this lovely instrument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

One of the most stunning cathedrals I have ever seen. An absolute must it visit if the are in this town, and if you don't have Passau on the list of destinations, add it, you won't be disappointed

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took the Viking 8 day cruise from Nuremburg to Budpest and St. Stephens Cathedal In Passau was one of the stops along the way. We had a great guide. The interior of the cathedral was breathtaking and worth the visit. We went in April and consequently there were no organ concerts at that time. If you want to hear... More 

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stopped while on our way to townhall, the caretaker inside welcomed us and showed around. Helped us understand a bit of history. Took us to an inner older Gothic cathedral and the graves that were marked with old German alphabet. Nice experience, learnt a piece of history as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Even though we arrived on a Sunday and they do not have the organ concert, we went to church to enjoy the full experience. I felt very welcomed and the people didn't seem to mind the tourist gawking at the ceiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The church dates from 1688, is in the grand baroque style and features 3 onion domed towers. The front towers are not exact replicas--one clock is dated 1074 and the other 1075. Both have Roman numerals. There are 8 large bells in these towers, & each bell is named. The oldest, Sturmerin, as cast in 1733. Inside, the gold and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This magnificent cathedral is the jewel in Passau's crown. The interior is a riot of baroque. The stucco work and frescoes are just breathtaking. At the west end is the largest church organ in the world. You must get a chance to hear it. There are numerous opportunities to do so. A gorgeous building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

You have to take some time to enjoy the interior of this cathedral. It is breathtaking.The white walls are certainly a contrast to other cathedrals decorated with gold, but it gives it heavenly feel. I would love to have heard the organ play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Saint Stephan’s Cathedral is the home of the world’s second-largest cathedral organ, is one of Passau’s favorite attractions. Most people go to there for the organ concert. However, the cathedral has much more to offer. The dramatic Baroque building is sitting high in the center of the city, picture perfect, and you just want to walk around to admire it,... More 

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