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St. Stephan's Cathedral, Passau

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Religious Site Church
St. Stephan's Cathedral contains Europe's largest organ, with 17,774 pipes, 223 registers, and six consoles. Mozart even wrote music for and played this organ. The Italian Baroque church dates to 1688, measures 100 m (328 ft) long, and features eight large bells--the largest weighing in at 7,550 kg (more than 8 tons). The church interior has impressive decorative adornments. Check the website for a schedule of concerts. To visit St. Stephan's Cathedral on your trip to Passau, use our Passau holiday planner.
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  • Took your through cathedral and surrounds. Beautiful. Would definitely recommend the organ recitals on this unique organ. Sit and listen, take your binoculars with you and examine the paintings in bet...  more »
  • The Cathedral is a beauty inside and out. If you get a chance to hear the Organ, please do so. It is impressive. The Church in my opinion is the most beautiful Church in the area.  more »
  • Breathtaking opulence. There are 5 organs that are combined as 1. It's a pity our stay was so short that we could not spend to long in it. If you are in the area, this Cathedral is a must visit. Thank...  more »
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  • Outstanding baroque cathedral surprising for such a small town. Much more visually engaging inside when compared to plain gothic cathedrals. Spent half an hour taking photos, can spend a day taking photos there... BTW - Largest organ in Europe, do catch a Sunday performance if you can...
  • amazing baroque cathedral with beautiful art and frescoes. Must see
  • It's unbelievable that Passau, being so small, has this magnificent Cathedral. Definitely worth visiting at least once, even better during a concert.
  • A small town with so many antiques & medieval Catholic Dom. The scenery is also wonderful
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