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

Address: Domplatz 9, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0851 39241
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Passau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

As with many European Cathedrals, St. Stephens is gorgeous. The pipe organ is amazing to see BUT listening to it for an hour was unbearable. It was part of the Viking tour we took. Since then I have encouraged friends to visit the Cathedral but steer clear of the pipe organ concert. Those that stayed for the concert left after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Passau was probably our favorite stop on a recent trip down the Danube. St. Stephen's was definitely the focal point of our tour through the island. We unfortunately we did not hear the pipe organ, but were told by others that it was fantastic. Passau Old Town is an picturesque setting where you can see the three rives Danube, Inn,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This church boats the largest organ in the world with 17,000 pipes. Beautifully set in the main market square, it has a very tall spire. Built in the 14th-15th century in the Neo Gothic style the exterior belies the grandeur of the interior. When you step inside you are greeted with light coming through to every corner of the church... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Was lucky enough to decide to visit Passau when in Germany. This cathedral is an amazing sight, a must visit if town. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to hear the organ.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

St. Stephen's Cathedral is magnificent and if you have an opportunity to be there for the organ I would recommend you stay to enjoy. We were there a couple weeks before Christmas & I was rather disappointed there were no Christmas carols. To the couple who were sitting behind us & continued to talk through the entire concert (especially the... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Ornate, wonderful ceiling paintings, had wonderful Xmas concert when we visited. Interesting architecture, worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This cathedral is very beautiful--definitely make a stop here. Also, if there is an organ concert, be sure to stay--very beautiful and impressive. Be sure to give yourself time to visit the rest of the town--another medieval German town--lovely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Called into Passau as part of a Viking River Cruise up the Danube (from Nuremberg - Budapest) which included a visit to the St Stephen's Cathedral. The architecture is amazing and the decoration inside is lavish and amongst the best I've ever seen. There is no fee just to enter and wander around the cathedral during standard operating hours but... More 

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