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“biggest pipe organ instrument of Europe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Stephen's Cathedral (Dom St. Stephan)

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
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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St.Poelten
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“biggest pipe organ instrument of Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

totally impressing, nothing to dislike. You stand inside the cathedral and you feel like in the middle Ages. All the light coming in through the many stain glass Windows! Artists of their time at work!

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Lucky to hear the organ being played at the time of our visit. The architecture and designs/ paintings were outstanding. I visited the place in 2001 but the place was in major clean up, refurbished and organ was not in service. Scond time lucky.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Going for Baroque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was my first encounter with German Baroque and it was overwhelming at first. The exterior is a brilliant white, set off with red roof tiles and green onion domes. Inside, the high ceilings and dome are lavishly painted, the pulpit is gold and the organ is the largest cathedral organ in the world (with 17000 pipes and 233 stops). I found its pure extravagance a fascinating contrast with the famous German reserve. Walking is a delight through the cobbled lanes among the Old Town's colourful houses (painted according to guild colours). Go with a local guide if possible.

Visited December 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“organ concert a must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The cathedral is very impressive.
The organ recital at lunch time is fantastic and shouldn't be missed. We could easily have listened to a far longer concert.

Visited August 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Ornate cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The cathedral is beautiful. The structure is very impressive and there is quite a lot to see inside. Of course, the huge pipe organ is the major attraction and does not disappoint. Worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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