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St. Stephan's Cathedral, Passau
(4.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 squ...  more »
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  • A small town with so many antiques & medieval Catholic Dom. The scenery is also wonderful
  • It's unbelievable that Passau, being so small, has this magnificent Cathedral. Definitely worth visiting at least once, even better during a concert.
  • Very beautiful cathedral
  • simply amazing
  • Solemn gorgeous energizing.