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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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The striking white baroque cathedral with its green onion-domed towers over the surrounding old city of Passau where three rivers meet. The interior of the cathedral is light... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The striking white baroque cathedral with its green onion-domed towers over the surrounding old city of Passau where three rivers meet. The interior of the cathedral is light and colourful with its beautiful frescos. There is a magnificent 5 manual [keyboards] pipe organ of 333 ranks with 17,974 pipes which is frequently claimed to be the largest in the world.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The quality of light must be traced to the absence of stained glass. For a photographer it has a rare quality. The reconstruction following the fire in 1662 puts a Bold B in the term "baroque!"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The architecture and the paintings and murals are of exceptional quality and the frescoes will leave the admirer in awe. This inspiring church has a well preserved history and if you have a chance please try and hear the magnificent pipe organ play. The outside is currently being restored which the people of Passua are very Passionate about their heritage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I found myself in Passau as part of a river cruise and had a chance to visit this church. The church is a beautiful example of the baroque style with amazing colors everywhere. If you go you should really plan on staying for one of the organ concerts. They are done a couple times of day and are less than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Passau may be the Bavarian city you never heard of. It is at the confluence of the Dabube, inns and Illls Rivers. St Stephens is an awesome structure with the largest church organ in the world. Inside the cathedral you might miss the organ because you are so focused on the beauty of the interior of the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

There was some renovation project going on, but we were still able to go inside of the church and sit and marvel at the art work and the architecture. The church is magnificent and worth a trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Really beautiful cathedral with 2nd largest organ in the World, (after Los Angeles). Beautiful decoration around the cathedral and ceilings. Simply stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

There are lots of great churches but this is outstanding. Do visit it if you get a chance. We were truly impressed. More detail in previous reviews

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you have any interest at all in music you must see this mighty beast. Five consoles. More stops than you can count. More foot stops than most organs have normal stops. About 17 million pipes. What a pity our visit was too early in the year to hear it being played.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Nice church with a great pipe organ. Lovingly looked after. Nice murals on the ceiling. Stained glass was well done

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