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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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Beautiful cathedral, a worth while stop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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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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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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