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St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Address: Domplatz 9, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 851 39241

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Passau is a historic town and is worth a visit. The cathedral here houses the world’s largest organ. Passau is also called the ‘Three Rivers Town’ as it sits where the river... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passau is a historic town and is worth a visit. The cathedral here houses the world’s largest organ. Passau is also called the ‘Three Rivers Town’ as it sits where the river Danube (blue colour), the river Inn (green colour) and the river Ilz (black colour) all confluence together. This is fascinating to see how all the colours mix. It... More 

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Mils bei Solbad Hall, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The St. Stephan's Cathedral holds the world biggest organ within a cathedral. When you are in Passau it is an must see. The Cathedral looks great and has also a lot of explanations on the different pictures and statues. From the organ not much can be seen but I think an performance during summer time is fantastic.

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

St. Stephen's Cathedral is a baroque church and is the seat of the catholic bishop of Passau. There have been many churches built on the site of the current cathedral, built from 1668 to 1693 after a fire destroyed its predecessor of which only the late gothic eastern side remains. St. Stephen's Cathedral has acquired the largest organ outside of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

You don't often get to see a thousand year old cathedral close up, this one was built in 1074 so when you do, you take the time to appreciate it, if only for the architecture rather that the fact that it's a church. I particularly liked the doors, not the typical massive carved wooden doors you usually find on churches.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We were lucky enough to be in Passau on a Saturday in December, so we had the privilege to see the cathedral and then attend an organ concert. This white baroque cathedral sits on top of a hill with a tower on each side of the main entrance. The main altarpiece of the stoning of Stephen is carved in wood... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The large cathedral is easily visible and makes a good landmark. The huge organ inside is most impressive although we didn't hear it played. The surrounding area is good to walk through.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very impressive Baroque-style cathedral...organ is supposedly the largest church organ in the world...too bad we were not able to hear the organ during a service...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Our visit was at the end of a walking tour of Passau. We weren't prepared for the splendour or scale of the cathedral when we walked through the heavy door. The guide had lots of background to various aspects such as the deliberate errors included in its construction to reflect that only Christ is perfect. An added bonus was the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were fortunate enough to be in Passau on a Sunday, and we attended the 11:00 Mass. The church itself is gorgeous...awesome...and the organ is the largest in Europe and the largest church organ in the world!!! with something like 17,774 pipes! The music is magnificent. Even if there is not a service, the cathedral is the very prettiest that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Loved Pasau, but of all there is in town, the St. Stephen's Cathedral is the best and a have to see place. Beautiful inside and the huge pipe organ is impressive. Christmas market is very nice and don't miss the KaseKrainer sausages or the Gluwein.

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