St. Stephen's Cathedral, Passau

St. Stephen'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. Use our Passau trip itinerary maker site to add St. Stephen's Cathedral and other attractions to your Passau vacation plans.
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  • This was part of our Viking river cruise itinerary and tour of Passau. It was a welcome rest stop on a busy day's itinerary with tickets included in our city tour.  more »
  • Friendly, bright, festive - simply a beautiful church. Short stop, which enjoy great architecture – during a visit in Passau easily recommended.
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  • The Passau Cathedral is one of the largest dome with the largest baroque church interior North of the Alps. More information can be found at Wikipedia. The DOM is really impressive in its grandeur. Who has time and opportunity an organ concert experience should do that necessarily.
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  • Extraordinarily beautiful church. Was so fortunate to hear the organ while we toured the church. Breathtaking!
  • Wonderfully built for the ages and still has church services today.
  • 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...
  • Marvel at the interior frescoes and ornamenations and buy tickets for the grand pipe organ concert.
  • amazing baroque cathedral with beautiful art and frescoes. Must see

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