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St. Stephen's Cathedral

Domplatz 9, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 851 39241
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We have visited many cathedrals in Europe and I think this one is my favorite by far! Although we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Birmingham, Alabama
via mobile
Revisited and attended Organ concert

We attended a ~30 min organ concert, then took a tour of the cathedral with a tour guide. It was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Domplatz 9, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 851 39241
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have visited many cathedrals in Europe and I think this one is my favorite by far! Although we were not allowed to take photographs inside, the interior is magnificent! Definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We attended a ~30 min organ concert, then took a tour of the cathedral with a tour guide. It was fascinating to learn so much about this cathedral. Of course, the world's largest pipe organ in a cathedral is certainly impressive, but the sound it...More

Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Huge, beautiful cathedral -- I loved the frescos! I'm not a huge fan of organ music, but we attended a concert and were impressed -- there's something to be said about hearing the largest pipe organ in the world!

Thank TBSuz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was keen to once again see this magnificent cathedral. It is beautifully maintained and the predominantly white baroque interior is lighter than many old cathedrals. Although there have been churches on this site since 730AD this structure dates from 1668 being constructed after a...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passau is a beautiful little town on the Danube with a University and the outstanding St. Stephen's Cathedral; named for the first Christian Martyr. Besides the beauty of the church it holds five independent organs that can be played concurrently. The organs consist of over...More

Thank dese2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like organ music, St. Stephen's Cathedral is a must. Growing up, I listened to an organ player, and this brought back memories for me. There are daily performances and the church itself is beautifully decorated in a lot of gold. I think this...More

Thank travelingteacher808
Reviewed 1 week ago

Home of the biggest pipe organ, people come form miles around to hear organ concerts. The interior architecture is outstanding.

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took your through cathedral and surrounds. Beautiful. Would definitely recommend the organ recitals on this unique organ. Sit and listen, take your binoculars with you and examine the paintings in better detail.

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral is a beauty inside and out. If you get a chance to hear the Organ, please do so. It is impressive. The Church in my opinion is the most beautiful Church in the area.

Thank Monika C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking opulence. There are 5 organs that are combined as 1. It's a pity our stay was so short that we could not spend to long in it. If you are in the area, this Cathedral is a must visit. Thank you Passau.

Thank John H
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Linda L
Can we purchase tickets on line? Where do we buy tickets in Passau?
7 May 2017|
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Response from xygb7dklt | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral has eight large bells and the largest combined organ (five separate instruments) in Europe. Thirty minute organ concerts start at noon from May to October and at 7:30 Thursday evenings. No concerts on Sundays... More
Linda L
Where do we buy tickets for the concerts? We will be in Passau on May 13th and May 14th. Thank you.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Markus C | Reviewed this property |
There is an inner court yard at the left hand side, seen from the front side of the church building. There is a kiosk where you can buy the tickets. If you ask peoples, they will show you where. Easy to find. The price is... More
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Hello: Is it possible to play your organ, a couple pieces of music? Since I am a professional musician, degrees in organ and served as a church organist for many years, it would be an honor to play the magnificent instrument. I will be in Europe in August, 2017. Thank you kindly.
22 March 2017|
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Response from Leann C | Reviewed this property |
I suppose you could ask, but I think it would be highly unlikely. The organs are way removed from where the public is allowed to be. Good luck!