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St. Stephen's Cathedral

Domplatz 9, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 851 39241
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Absolutely Beautiful Baroque Style Church

The first impression when walking in is of a very busy architecture. Wrong!!! Sit and look at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The Villages, Florida
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This church houses the largest pipe organ in the world. It has over 17000 pipes. St Stephen's has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fredericton, Canada
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Domplatz 9, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 851 39241
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first impression when walking in is of a very busy architecture. Wrong!!! Sit and look at the wonderful architecture and you are amazed at the painted panels and magnificently carved figures. This is a MUST see church!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church houses the largest pipe organ in the world. It has over 17000 pipes. St Stephen's has beautiful baroque architecture and definitely is a must see.

1  Thank Astrid1511
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and unusual interior, with extremely detailed frescoes and ornate architectural features. Entrance is free and there is no guilt trip laid on you or a squeeze to pay a "donation" as in some cathedrals. Huge organ (stop giggling) to admire as well and overall...More

Thank sctorrance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a day tour of Passau and this cathedral was a stop along the way. What a beautiful Cathedral...wish we could have heard the magnificent organ.

Thank Abbymoe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A magnificent 17th century Cathedral, so much to see inside. Famous for its organ which has more than 17.000 pipes, which inspired Liszt to write his Hungarian Coronation Mass. Allow at least and hour to explore and marvel at the splendour.

Thank Datchet
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A very impressive cathedral every panel decorated would require a couple of days to view them all another must see attraction

Thank Davros97
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Through the years we have travelled extensively through Europe and every city and town has a church... or two or three that are "must see". This church ranks in the top 5%, it is not only beautiful but has the most wonderful organ. You will...More

Thank baymontsvp
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We happened to find the court yard. As you face the Cathedral it is to the left, down the the side street. It was 10 am on a Sunday when the bells where ringing out. We sat inside to then hear the most amazing sound...More

Thank debsk9
Reviewed 20 April 2017

if you want to hear the organ concert they start in may. the cathedral is beautiful with loads of statuary.some details. the smaller baby angels on the bottom of the columns are each holding a scroll with a different virtue on them above them is...More

Thank Dennieob
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My comment are directed to my short visit which I made there many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this review I had come down to this city by...More

Thank GiudoLocattelli
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Linda L
Can we purchase tickets on line? Where do we buy tickets in Passau?
7 May 2017|
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Response from xygb7dklt | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral has eight large bells and the largest combined organ (five separate instruments) in Europe. Thirty minute organ concerts start at noon from May to October and at 7:30 Thursday evenings. No concerts on Sundays... More
Linda L
Where do we buy tickets for the concerts? We will be in Passau on May 13th and May 14th. Thank you.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Markus C | Reviewed this property |
There is an inner court yard at the left hand side, seen from the front side of the church building. There is a kiosk where you can buy the tickets. If you ask peoples, they will show you where. Easy to find. The price is... More
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Hello: Is it possible to play your organ, a couple pieces of music? Since I am a professional musician, degrees in organ and served as a church organist for many years, it would be an honor to play the magnificent instrument. I will be in Europe in August, 2017. Thank you kindly.
22 March 2017|
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Response from Leann C | Reviewed this property |
I suppose you could ask, but I think it would be highly unlikely. The organs are way removed from where the public is allowed to be. Good luck!