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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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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the organ, great building and ornate, church service on sunday best time to hear organ played or pay for tickets after 10:30 weekdays

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Grand Junction, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful churches I've seen. The pipe organ is the largest in the world, I believe, and it is absolutely gorgeous. A must-stop if you're in Passau.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This cathedral was absolutely stunning. You did not realise when looking from the outside what a treasure it was inside. I could have spent hours in there just looking at every inch. I don't think there were any spaces which were of decorated. I'd love to go back again.

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This 30 minute concert obviously draws a crowd as the cathedral was packed! Get there early enough to secure a seat --- where you want to sit. The cathedral itself is mind overwhelming and very baroque so there is lots of visual to accompany the music. In short, you will not regret the 30 minutes you spend here, but be... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This large cathedral dominates the skyline of Passau. Inside are baroque statutes and art work throughout the church and the largest church organ in the world (17000 pipes). There are daily noon half hour organ concerts that cost only a few euros. When we went the church was jammed with over a thousand people so go early or you may... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Passau's lovely baroque cathedral is worth visiting. Interesting to know it has the largest pipe organ. IMORTANT: skip the organ concert in a crowded space with frankly too much organ being played. (As a point of comparison, Phantom of the Opera was not too much organ.)

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Bitburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The organ concerts are at noon and the acoustics are great. This is one of the largest organs in the world so the sound is terrific. I heard some Bach and improvisations by the organist that showed off the range of the organ.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

That hasn't already been said. The cathedral is a must see if you are in Passau. A fabulous church and a fabulous organ in a charming little town.

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The green dome of this cathedral is visible throughout this interesting and mid-evil city. It serves as a great landmark while wandering the narrow streets. Mass was being held when we stopped by on our Viking River Cruise aboard the one month old Kara. Very bright decor, many sculptures, extremely ornate. I particularly appreciate the side altar featuring the roadside... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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