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

Domplatz 9, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Passau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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

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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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Touted for its organ, the largest in Europe with more than 17,000 organ pipes, this cathedral has much more to offer. With a majestic profile, it sits on the high point of the city between the Danube and Inn rivers. It was completely rebuilt in 1662 after a fire destroyed the previous medieval basilica. The new church looks more Roman... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a city landmark. Currently there is a nice Christmas market with local goods in front of the church. We were not able to enter. It was the day of the organ co cert. some of our friends did go Iom for the concert. They said it was beautiful inside and the organ with over 17,000 pipes was amazing.... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A highlight of our visit to the pretty town of Passau was the cathedral. Lovely to look at from the outside and when we were there we had s big shock when the massive bell was struck for midday, it was very loud, similar to the one at St Peters in Rome. Going in, it is a magnificent baroque building... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This must be one of the most beautiful cathederals I have visited. The fresco's and plaster work are simply breathtakking.

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Baroque church, designed by Carlo Lurago between 1668-1693 is the seat of the Bishop of Passau.Splendid interior by Giovanni Battista Carlone. Carpoforo Tencalla's name is behind the wonderful frescoes of the ceiling. The church has 8 bells in its towers, the heaviest being "Pummerin" (1952) with 7.550 kg. The eldest is "Stumerin" (1733) with 5.300 kg. There is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Something like 17,000 (!) pipes in this organ! 5 small organs around the church! Pipes range from about your smallest pinky finger NAIL all the way up to 36 feet tall!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

You can't visit the cathedral until it opens for the concert each day. it is magnificent inside and worth paying to hear the largest organ in the world.

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