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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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Fantastic, overwhelming, beautiful. A magnificent structure. From the minute you walk in the door. The organ is perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic, overwhelming, beautiful. A magnificent structure. From the minute you walk in the door. The organ is perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

St Stephen's is approached across a large open square. It is very large with white walls and three weathered green domes. Inside, it is awe-inspiring. There are no stained glass windows, and the interior is well lit through two levels of clear glass. There are many ceiling frescoes and also many large side chapel paintings. But what catches the eye... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I am not a huge fan of churches but they are nicely cool I summer and I appreciate the differences in architecture. This is an impressive building with great art but somehow sterile and without real character but that could also just be my mood

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited many churches and cathedrals during a river cruise. Dom St Stephen was one of the most enjoyable. High enough to have avoided damage from numerous floods, it fronts onto an open square giving space to view its simple beauty. It is the number one site in Passau for good reason. A formal or self guided tour will bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I did not read any reviews of St. Stephen's Cathdral (Dom) in Passau so luckily I was totally unprepared for the impact of this wonderful building. From the outside it almost looks like something from a fairy tale. Its towers are topped with pretty green domes and have lovely clock faces and the architecture is reminiscent of an elaborately iced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I am not religious by nature but you can't help but be moved by the beauty of the architecture and the breath taking sound of the largest pipe organ in Europe. You not only hear it you are moved by it, literally! Not be missed by anyone, religious or otherwise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I understand why it is the number one attraction in Passau. The size of the organs are overwhelming. Like a lot of churches in Europe you spend most of your time looking up but this church is spectacular all the way around. Definitely a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very nice and great cathedral with largest baroque organ in the world.Special experience is a concert in cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went to St. Stephens today for the midday organ concert. What an amazing sound from the biggest organ in Europe. Place was packed and well worth the €4 entry fee. The artwork on the walls and ceilings Inside of the cathedral is just as great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

OK, another beautiful medieval Baroque German cathedral, right? Right. But even if (like me) you never tire of these architectural masterpieces, Passau Cathedral also boasts the largest cathedral organ in all of Europe, which you can hear on most days at the scheduled organ recital. This occurs at midday, lasts about 25 minutes, and requires an admission ticket. You don't... More 

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