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St. Stephan's Cathedral, Passau

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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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  • there church is interesting baroque almost monochrome style and the organi concert is a must see, amazing power and sound in the church , lovely!  more »
  • Passau's St. Stephen's Cathedral is a gorgeous example of classic church architecture, awe inspiring on the outside and luminous with beauty on the inside. We were there for the Mittagskonzert perform...  more »
  • On our AmaWaterways Tour, we took a tour of the St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau. After you leave the catheral, walk west about 50 yards, for the best backdrop for a picture.  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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