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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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  • We will see the beautiful Cathedral St - Stephen. Large baroque Cathedral with lots of frills in accordance with this style has the largest organ in Europe. We will see also a short concert (€ 4 for a concert of 30 minutes from noon to noon thirty) enjoyed the sound of places but works seemed us rather hermetic.
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  • This baroque cathedral is a must see in Passau for a couple of reasons. It dates to the 17th century but only small portions of the original cathedral remain. However, the Baroque interior and exterio...  more »
  • The is a must see and hear for organ lovers! We heard a short concert at this beautiful church...it was glorious! It's 5 independent organs can be played concurrently from a main keyboard. It has 17,9...  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.