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

Domplatz 9, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
0851 39241
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Passau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Italian Baroque in style, Dom St. Stephan was built to replace a largely Gothic structure that was destroyed by fire in the seventeenth century... more »
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

One could not ask for a more beautiful "venue" to enjoy the acoustically delightful Organ Concert that occurs at noon. There is so much to see in all directions, sideways, up, down, behind you, just an absolutely magnificent baroque cathedral located on the highest point of Old Town. One can see the cathedral from several points in the city, the... More

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Hook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral of st Stephen's in Passau boasts that it has the largest cathedral organ in the world. It is certainly impressive, comprising five separate organs that can be played together. We attended the midday concert, which included pieces by Bach and an improvisation by the resident organist, Ludwig Rucksdeschel. We were advised to sit in the middle of the... More

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Harbor City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

One of the many churches visited while on our trip, each one with a history of its own. Each one spectacular features from organs, to statues depleting various the churches history.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If you are on one of the river cruise ships or just passing through Passau, take the time to attend one of the daily organ recitals at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Beautiful Cathedral and the pipe organ is one of the largest in the world (it was the largest when it was built in 1928 and is now still in the... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Take a seat early and spend that time looking up! The cathedral is stunning and the concert can't be missed! We didn't want it to end!

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beautiful church with world's largest organ. The decor is quite ornate, as it always is with gothic design. The sound from the organ is beautiful, but our group found the concert absolutely boring!!! I would not waste any time listening to it again.

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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

So it's no longer the largest organ in the world! The setting and the acoustics, and the quality of the organist (Brigitta Fruth) make this one concert anyone who loves organ music must simply not miss. With sound coming at you from all directions it's hard to picture an organist sitting at only one console. You can easily imagine someone... More

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful white church with the largest organ in the world. Also, the inside of the church is very ornate.

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Passau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice cathedral with the world greatest organ! Muster see in Passau. On christmas very nice christmas market

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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

With 17,774 pipes, the organ at St. Stephen's was long held to be the largest church pipe organ in the world and is today second in size only to the organ at First Congregational Church, Los Angeles. St.Stephen is a true masterpiece of Italian Baroque, built by Itlalian architect Carlo Lurago.

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