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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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Impressive, inside and out

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The history of this area is reflected in the building timeline. Too involved for review, suffice it that the church was rebuilt and enlarged in different styles, ending in a magnificent church and square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Over 50 little wooden huts are arranged in rows on a gravel surface in front of St. Stephan Cathedral on the hill which forms the old town center of Passau. We joined a walking tour up from our cruise ship docked on the Danube River. Depending on the route chosen, you are either on a sloping street or a narrow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this city as a part of our Viking River cruise. I greatly enjoyed the charm of this city and her people. The cathedral was massive and so very gothic. It was a joy to the eyes. The stain glass windows were very beautiful as well. We greatly enjoyed the shopping. A very good selection of genuine German craftsmanship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is another absolutely gorgeous cathedral in the baroque style in Passau, The light is great for photography and it is permitted. The Christmas market out front is very nice and similar to many others in Germany and Austria.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My husband and I visited in December. The church is spectacularly beautiful and immense. We were very disappointed, however, to find that the organ concert hours change during Advent. We had planned on attending the Thursday night concert but realized we misread the on-line performance schedule. The St. Stephens Cathedral has the largest pipe organ in Europe, and the largest... More 

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