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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  • Beautiful cathedral, and during the divine service only discreet hint that you should not run everywhere. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Made a visit during a Viking River cruise to Passau, Germany and highly recommended if you enjoy architecture. The 17,000 pipe organ is glorious in its sound. Note: if service is in process you can st...  more »
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  • Our visit to St. Stephan's Cathedral was excellent! This is a beautiful baroque cathedral built in the 1600's with much gilding inside and famous frescos. The highlight though is the church organ system which actually incorporates five organs (with one in the dome!) all played by a single organist. This provides truly incredible surround sound! There are daily noon-time concerts in the late summer/early fall. Admission is just a few Euros. There are no assigned seats so come early. Try to sit as close to the middle as possible. The concert lasts about one hour. We were told that the baroque concept was to make one feel as if one were in heaven already. That certainly came true during the organ concert!
  • Huge baroque cathedral - good if you like that sort of thing
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