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" I will be in Passau on Sunday April 2 and would like to go to the 9:30 mass at Saint Stephens Cathedral. Will the organ play at that service and can I get there easily from the river, as I will be coming from a river boat." (posted 02/15/2017)

Hello, it's only a short walk to the church, so you can visit the church easily. I really do not know if there is a concert when you finish arrive. Sorry.
Answer provided by Gerd Granat on 02/16/2017
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"Is St. Stephen's at the top of the castle hill? Is there regular bus service up the hill to see the fortress and where do I get the bus? Thanks very much. See you soon!" (posted 08/23/2017)

Hello, the St. Stefans Dom is right in the city center. Good walking distance.
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"Hi, Does anyone know of a car rental company that is open for pickup on Sundays?" (posted 09/15/2017)

In Passau www.europcar.de Sunday 9 am - 11 am
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"Hello, We plan to visit Passau and especially St. Stephen's Cathedral on Sunday. We’ve read that there aren’t any organ concerts on Sundays. We would like to know when and at what time we could hear the organ playing on Sunday? Thank you in advance. Maria Zareva" (posted 07/15/2014)

Hello, There are no organ concerts in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau on Sundays and public holidays. The organ can, however, still be heard on Sundays during the liturgical worship service. This takes place on Sundays at 9:30. You can find information about the lunch concerts on weekdays at: http://www.bistum-passau.de/dom-st-stephan/dommusik/domkonzerte/mittagsorgelkonzerte. Kind regards, Gerd Granat
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"Do you need to buy tickets for the noon organ recital at St. Stephan Cathedral ahead of time, or can you do it on the day of the visit?" (posted 08/25/2014)

Hello, You can purchase the tickets both at the box office as well as advance in the online shop. To ensure that you would actually get a place, of course, buying tickets in advance advisable. Best regards Gerd garnet
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"During the month of September are there organ concerts on Saturdays and if there are what is the usual time?" (posted 01/08/2015)

Dear Sirs, here is the detail information - there are daily concerts - ticket cost 4 euros per person starts at 12:00 for half of hour. there are no concerts on sunday and bank-holidays I hope that helps you a lot. there is the official homepage of the - but I can not see it in english - maybe you can get some assistance with the automatic translator Have a great time in this beautiful city claudia http://www.bistum-passau.de/dom-st -Stephan / Dommusik / cathedral concerts / evening concerts from May 2 until October 31, except Sundays and Holidays, the world-famous cathedral organ can be heard daily in concert. The Dommusiker play each about half an hour concert in which the sound possibilities of the organ system are presented with a wide range of organ music of different centuries. Tickets for the organ concerts are available on Visitors from 10.00 clock in Dominnenhof at checkout for a surcharge. Persons with PassauCard have to read the card at the checkout and you will receive an admission ticket for the organ concert. The inlet to the concerts via the Dominnenhof. Tickets for the evening organ concerts are also available from 18.40 clock in Dominnenhof at checkout. Note: On Sundays and public holidays, no organ concerts, the organ is, however, heard in the context of the liturgical celebration. Beginning 12:00 clock - inlet from 11.20 clock - Duration 30 minutes Admission prices for the lunchtime organ concerts: Adults € 4,00 Discounted price 2,00 € (for pupils, students, disabled persons with ID) There are no group discounts. Seat reservations not possible. The following organists play in changing the noon organ concerts: the cathedral organist Louis Ruckdeschel Domkapellmeister Gerhard Merkl Dommusikassistentin Brigitte Fruth The respective concert programs are on recital at the Cathedral.
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"I will be in Passau on Saturday, 17 October 2015. Are there any Catholic Masses in Passau for that Saturday evening? A Mass in German is absolutely fine, and it does not have to be at the cathedral. I would need the time of the Mass and the name/location of the church. Thank-you in advance for your assistance. Sincerely, Joanie Hess" (posted 03/24/2015)

Dear Family Hess, I could following times you find Mass times in the Great Cathedral in Passau Sundays: 7.30 Clock Holy Office 9.30 Clock chapter office / High Mass 11.30 Clock Holy Office service times in the Andreas Chapel weekdays: 7.30 Clock Mass 9.00 clock Mass Saturday: 19:00 Clock Evening Mass (not on holidays) I hope you have a wonderful time in Passau - and maybe you will also find the time to visit the Veste upper house - there is a restaurant with Stunning views over the whole city Regards Claudia Kraus
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"Is the only Sunday mass at 9:30 am?" (posted 08/30/2015)

Mass times in the Great Cathedral in Passau Weekdays: 7.30 clock Mass on Sundays: 7.30 Clock Holy Office 9.30 clock Chapter office / Hochamt 11.30 Clock Holy Office you will definitely have a wonderful time in Passau - also very beautiful concerts in September here instead - if you option the have, which is really highly recommended church music in the Great Cathedral St. Stevens Passau 2015 September 25 Sunday in Ordinary Time September 20, 2015 at 9:30 clock The Dommusik musiziert the Missa brevis by GP da Palestrina 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time on 27th September 2015, 11:30 AM clock Pontifical Mass with families October 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time on October 11, 2015 at 9:30 clock The Dommusik musiziert the Orgelsolomesse in C, K. 259 by WA Mozart Feast of St. Maximilian on Monday, October 12 2015, 18:00 clock organ blowers 30 Sunday in Ordinary Time October 25, 2015 9:30 clock The Dommusik musiziert the Missa "Aeterna Christi Munera" of GP Palestrina November Pontifical Mass on All Saints on November 1, 2015 9:30 The clock Dommusik musiziert the "Missa solemnis" in C major, K. 337 by WA Mozart Pontifical Requiem for "All Souls" on November 2, 2015, 18:00 clock The Dommusik musiziert "Requiem in D Minor" by J. Gruber Christ the King on November 22, 2015 at 9:30 clock The Dommusik musiziert the Missa "Misericordias Domini" by J. Langlais choir and organ 1st Sunday of Advent on November 29, 2015 at 9:30 clock The Dommusik musiziert the Missa in G Major, motets by GB Casali
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 09/01/2015
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Sunday Masses are at 7:30 am and 9:30 am and 11:30.
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"We will be staying near Passau 12/21- 12/26. Are there special Christmas services where one can hear the organ, or other special concerts during Christmas week? Is it necessary to purchase tickets to hear the organ or attend a service?" (posted 10/21/2015)

Hi there are many concerts - some are in the evening - and during the day are almost always also concerts in the cathedral to the cards can also be purchased there at this page you will also find current concerts and also which can be purchased at the ticket office bistum-passau.de / dom-st-stephan / Dommusik / cathedral concerts / evening concerts under the link of the city Passua You will also find a lot of information Passau in December is really nice - recommended is a visit to the Veste Oberhaus there has a great restaurant with views very Passau Veste Oberhaus I wish a nice time in this wonderful city! Claudia
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 10/21/2015
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Hello, on the website: http://www.passauer-christkindlmarkt.de/programm/ is the current Christmas program at 23:12:15 is also available in English at 21:12:15 at 18.00 until 19.00 clock Saxophonesembles the Landesmusikschule Passau at 12.00 until 12.45 clock it is a lunchtime concert in the Cathedral of St. Stephen. At 23:12:15 at 15.15 until 15.45 clock puppet theater at 23:12:15 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Creativ International ----------------- Christmas Market in Passau: Information on the website: http: // www.passauer-christkindlmarkt.de/programm/ Christmas market is open until 23:12:15 The opening times can be seen on the website, as well as the directions, opening times Parking 25.11.2015 - 12.23.2015 Mon-Thu: 10.00 - 20.00 clock Fri-Sat : 10.00 - 21.00 clock Sun: 11:30 am - 20 clock ------------------- Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Internet: www.landestheater-niederbayern.de z Ex 21:12:15 to.. 14.00 clock and at 16.00 clock in German Tickets on request ------------------- Sincerely Claudia Eckert
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"I have clients that would like to attend a Christmas Concert on Christmas day at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau. Can we get tickets or arrange for this in advance?" (posted 10/29/2015)

You can (your website) make an inquiry on the diocese of Passau - there are tickets to purchase additional events in the Great Cathedral St. Stephan to Passau 2nd Advent Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 17.00 clock Christmas concert of the cathedral choir cards are available after 2 November 2015 under the telephone number: 0851 / 393.3124 3. Advent Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 17.00 clock Christmas concert of the cathedral cards are available at the box office in Dominnenhof from 16.00 clock
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 11/01/2015
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Hello, unfortunately there is not a Christmas concert. From 28.12. to 31.12. still held lunchtime concerts. Tickets are then on Kassenhaus in Dominnenhof 10-12 clock. Pre-orders are not possible. Best regards
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"Hi, We will be in Passau from Sunday 13 - Tuesday 15 December. We would love to hear the organ played - either in a mass or a concert or other capacity! We would be getting off a cruise on the Sunday morning so we may not get to the 9:30 Sunday service, although we could try. Are there any other opportunities when the organ is played, between our dates? Thanks so much, felicity" (posted 11/29/2015)

Here is the info to Passau - There is also a nice Christmas Market - Christmas Market in Passau, which is open every day - and a visit to the Veste Oberhaus above the roofs of Passau with stunning views over the whole city is highly recommended! Here is the info are on concert More events in the Great Cathedral St. Stephan to Passau Christmas Concert of the Regensburg Cathedral Choir tickets available from November 2, 2015 at the telephone number: 0851 / 393.3124 3. Advent Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 17.00 clock Christmas concert of the cathedral is listed the Magnificat RV 610 by Antonio Vivaldi "Vom Himmel hoch" Choralkantate about "Luther's Christmas Carol" by Felix Mendelssohn organ improvisations and motets by Jakob Arcadelt, Hans Leo Hassler, Johann Eccard, Andreas Hammerschmidt, inter alia, performers: soloists of the Passauer Dommusik; Passauer cathedral choir, Passauer Cathedral Orchestra at the cathedral organ: Bastian Fuchs, Berching line: Domkantorin Brigitte Fruth Admission: € 15.00 / reduced € 10.00 Tickets are available at the box office in Dominnenhof from 16.00 clock
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 11/30/2015
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Hello, church services in the Great Cathedral in Passau Weekdays: 7.30 clock Mass on Sundays: 7.30 Clock Holy Office 9.30 clock Chapter office / Hochamt 11.30 Clock Holy Office service times in the Andreas Chapel weekdays 9.00 clock Mass Wednesday: 19.00 clock evening Mass (not during holidays) and a concert at 13:12:15: 3rd Sunday of Advent on December 13, 2015 at 9:30 clock organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel plays to extract the Paraphrase on "" Daughter of Zion "by A. Guilmant
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"Hello, we are coming to Passau for a couple of days, either before or after a river cruise next December, between 6th and 17th, and are trying to plan our itinery. We'd love to hear the St Stephen cathedral organ played, preferably in recital alone or with a choir. Which days/evenings during the week is this most likely to happen in December? Thanks!!!" (posted 12/08/2015)

There are the normal organ concerts lunchtime concerts in the Advent and Christmas 2015 Saturday, November 28, 2015 Wednesday, 02 December 2015 Saturday, December 05, 2015 Wednesday, 09 December 2015 Saturday, December 12, 2015 Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Saturday , December 19, 2015 Monday, December 28, 2015 Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Thursday, December 31, 2015 The following organists play alternates noon organ concerts: organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel Domkapellmeister Gerhard Merkl Dommusikassistentin Brigitte Fruth are the respective concert programs on concert day at the cathedral. and also special events 2nd Advent Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 17.00 clock Christmas concert of the cathedral choir cards are available from November 2, 2015 at the telephone number: 0851 / 393.3124 3. Advent Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 17.00 clock Christmas concert of the cathedral is listed the Magnificat RV 610 by Antonio Vivaldi "Vom Himmel hoch" Choralkantate about "Luther's Christmas Carol" by Felix Mendelssohn organ improvisations and motets by Jakob Arcadelt, Hans Leo Hassler, Johann Eccard, Andreas Hammerschmidt, inter alia, performers: soloists of the Passauer Dommusik; Passauer cathedral choir, Passauer Cathedral Orchestra at the cathedral organ: Bastian Fuchs, Berching line: Domkantorin Brigitte Fruth Admission: € 15.00 / reduced € 10.00 Tickets are available at the box office in Dominnenhof from 16.00 clock If you are in Passau I recommend a visit the Veste Oberhaus - a restaurant with stunning views of the city - in the evening really nice for dining with a view of Passau many greetings and a wonderful time in Passau Claudia C. Kraus
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 12/09/2015
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Hello, on the website you will find the times for http://www.bistum-passau.de/dom-st-stephan Ex worship times in the Great Cathedral in Passau Weekdays:.. 7.30 Clock Holy Mass Sundays: 7.30 9.30 clock clock Holy Office Chapter office / Hochamt 11.30 Clock Holy Office service times in the Andreas Chapel weekdays 9.00 clock Mass Wednesday: 19.00 clock evening Mass (not during holidays) On the Advent Sundays worship with music are also held at 9.30 clock. The program for 2017 is currently unknown.
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"When are there cathedral Organ concerts in Passau durind Advent 2015 (dates & time)? Do I have to buy tickets for the concert (where do I buy them & how much do they cost)? How much in advance do I have to buy tickets for the concert? :)" (posted 12/11/2015)

Here are some information from the diocese of Passau to the organ concerts in the Advent and Christmas season Passau (IOP). Music for Advent currently heard in many churches. Also in the Dom St. Stephan wants to get into the mood for the coming of Jesus Christ in the world of music. Here is a small selection for the coming days. Adventliche noon organ concerts at St. Stephen's place from 12.00 until 12.30 clock in the cathedral on the following days: Saturday, November 28 - At the organ: Dommusikassistentin Brigitte Fruth; Wednesday, December 2 - At the organ: Domkapellmeister Gerhard Merkl; Saturday, December 5 - At the organ: Domkapellmeister Gerhard Merkl; Wednesday, December 9 - At the organ: organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel; Saturday, December 12 - At the organ: organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel; Wednesday, December 16 - At the organ: Dommusikassistentin Brigitte Fruth; Saturday, December 19 - At the organ: organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel; Wednesday, December 23 - At the organ: Domkapellmeister Gerhard Merkl; Monday, December 28 - At the organ: Domkapellmeister Gerhard Merkl; Tuesday, December 29 - At the organ: Dommusikassistentin Brigitte Fruth; Wednesday, December 30 - At the organ: organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel; Thursday, December 31 - At the organ: organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel. Inlet from 11.20 clock. Prices: Adults 4, - € and reduced 2, - €. The cathedral choir giving on Sunday, December 6 at 17.00 clock in the Cathedral their Advent and Christmas concert. However, there is only listening places for 5, - €. In the Episcopal Tax Chamber, at Barbara Seiler is available at Tel .: 0851 / 393-3124 cards. The Christmas Concert by the Passauer Dommusik on 3rd Advent Sunday, December 13 begins at 17.00 clock in St. Stephan. It is listed by GF Handel "Messiah Christmas part". Doors open from 16.00 clock. Admission prices: Adults 8, - € and reduced 4, - €. The cards can be purchased directly at the box office. The church music in the Cathedral: 12.6. 9:30 clock Hochamt 2. Advent HL Hassler: Missa super "Dixit Maria" 20.12. 9:30 clock Hochamt 4. Advent A. Gabrieli: Missa brevis 24.12. 22:00 clock Midnight G. Merkl: Pastoralmesse 25.12. 9:30 clock Pontifikalamt most holy Christmas J. Haydn: Holy Mass 26.12. 9:30 clock Pontifikalamt St. Stephen J. Haydn: Nelson Mass 31.12. 17:00 clock New Year's year-end: Brass and Organ information, please contact the Episcopal Cathedral Music at Tel .: 0851 / 393-8101 or dommusik@bistum-passau.de.
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 12/12/2015
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Hello, 3rd Sunday of Advent - Christmas concert of the cathedral beginning: 13 Dec 2015 - is 17:00 Credited the Magnificat RV 610 by Antonio Vivaldi "Vom Himmel hoch" Choralkantate about "Luther's Christmas Carol" by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy organ improvisations and motets by Jakob Arcadelt, Hans Leo Hassler, Johann Eccard, Andreas Hammerschmidt, inter alia, performers: soloists of the Passauer Dommusik; Passauer cathedral choir, Passauer Cathedral Orchestra at the cathedral organ: Bastian Fuchs, Berching line: Domkantorin Brigitte Fruth Admission: € 15.00 / reduced € 10.00 Tickets are available at the box office in Dominnenhof from 16.00 clock Venue: Stephansdom Passau Organizer: 4th Sunday of Advent on December 20, 2015 at 9:30 clock organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel improvised to extract free Christmas Mass on Thursday, December 24, 2015, 22.00 clock The Dommusik musiziert the Pastoral Mass in G by K. Kempter organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel improvised to extract free most holy Christmas, Pontifical Mass on December 25, 2015 10:45 clock The Dommusik musiziert the Passauer Pastoralmesse of G. Merkl organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel improvised to extract free (ZDF transmission) St. Stephanus, Pontifical Mass on December 26, 2015 at 9:30 clock The Dommusik musiziert the Mariazellermesse "Missa Cellensis" XXII:. 8 by J. Haydn organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel plays the excerpt from JS Bach "Prelude and Fugue in C" BWV 547 Feast of the Holy Family on December 27, 2015 at 9:30 clock organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel plays for Excerpt from JS Bach "Prelude and Fugue in C" BWV 545 New Year, Financial Statements on 31 December 2015 at 17.00 clock organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel plays the extract of Ch M. Widor "Toccata from the 5th Symphony, Op 42/1.. - With best regards
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"Are there any Catholic Churches in Passau that have mass on Saturday afternoon or evening? If so please advise time and closet church to Dock atr franz-Weismann-StraBe Passau, Germany 94034" (posted 04/11/2016)

There is an evangelical church - almost all churches on Saturday evening a Vigil Mass http://www.streetdir.com/DE/Bayern/Passau-Stadt/Strassen/Franz-Weismann-Strasse/ or then the great cathedral - which also on Saturday have fairs and concerts http://www.bistum-passau.de/dom-st-stephan/dommusik/gottesdienste-musik If you have the opportunity, I would also recommend a concert to visit Best regards and have fun in Passau Claudia www.BeimWartner.com
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 04/13/2016
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I know leolider not normal that measure on a Sunday
Answer provided by Gerd Granat on 04/13/2016
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Hello, Please find enclosed some information please check on the spot the exact time, changes are possible at any time. Kloster Mariahilf Mariahilfweg 3 94032 Passau www.mariahilf-passau.de (also in English) worship Saturday 16.30 and Sunday 19:00 diocese of Passau - St. Stephan Dom Domplatz 7 94032 Passau www.bistum-Passau.de (unfortunately only in German) no fairs on Saturday or Sunday St. Paul Steinweg 15 94032 Passau Saturday 18:00 www.bistum-Passau.de (unfortunately only in German) St. Nikola Kl. Exerzierplatz 15a 94032 Passau www.ksg-passau.de (unfortunately only immaculate in German) Sunday 19:00 immaculate conception Holy Ghost Gasse 2 94032 Passau Tel. 0049 0851 34363 Best regards Claudia Eckert
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"Good evening, Are there any church services in Passau on the 1 November? Thank you very much in advance" (posted 10/24/2016)

Yes it is a Catholic holiday us, there are many fairs example Pontifical Mass in St. Stephen's Cathedral at 9:30 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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On 01 November, in the cathedral St. Stefan in Passau at 9.30 a worship place.
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"What are good music and opera concerts in December?" (posted 11/22/2016)

Hello, Dommusik as an example: in Passau Dom St. Stefan: 24/12/16 musicalische at 21.30 accordance with brass and organ 12.25.16 at 9:30 am most holy Christmas J. Haydn 26/12/16 at 10am WA mozart "Spaur Mass" 28.12 .16 at 14 o'clock Sternsinger mission - worship 17:00 Silvester brass and Organ - worship otherwise 3:12, 7:12.. , 10:12., 14:12., 17:12., 21:12., 27.12. to 31/12/16 = lunchtime concerts at 12pm important all the cards have to buy just before the event. No booking special concerts 04:12:16 17.00 Christmas concert of the Regensburger Domspatzen 11:12:16 17.00 Christmas concert of the cathedral All information on the website: dommusik.bistum-passau.de or other concerts www.http: //veranstaltungen.meinestadt.de / passau / concerts / all regards Claudia Eckert
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"Hi, We're travelling in July 2017 and will be staying for one night in Passau. Is the organ played at St Stephan's on a Saturday or only weekdays? " (posted 01/07/2017)

Passau - St. Stephen's Concerts for summer 2017 are not yet offical find but I think that we become like 2016 excluding from 2 May to 31 October Sundays and public holidays, the world-famous cathedral organ is to experience a day in the concert. The Dommusiker play each an approximately half-hour concert, in which the sound possibilities of the organ system will be presented with a wide range of organ music of different centuries. Saturdays should therefore also be a concert - just not on Sundays and holidays. many greetings and a wonderful time in Passau Claudia
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Hello, Current data does not yet exist at the time. From May start weekdays at 12 noon concerts. Please locally or in May again requests. Thank you very much.
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"I cannot find a schedule for the organ concerts from saint Stephen's cathedral. 1) Is there an English web-site that tells us? Specifically we are wanting to confirm a concert on Thursday May 4th at 7:00pm 2) could you send us a link to the website to purchase a ticket - cant find it - have tried hard" (posted 01/12/2017)

the official website of the diocese of Passau http://www.bistum-passau.de/dom-st-stephan/dommusik/domkonzerte Alternating with the "clergy evening concerts" find from 2 May until 31 October each Thursday at 19.30 ( except holidays) organ concerts which make internationally renowned organists from around the world. These "International evening organ concerts" are heard with greater works of organ literature the Domorgeln. The Passauer cathedral organ in 1977 designed addition to its important liturgical task as a concert instrument and offers unique opportunities for playing different styles of the rich organ music of various countries. The "Spiritual Concerts" offer a wide and colorful range of spiritual choral and brass music from all centuries. A capella music from all eras is there just to see how great sacred works of Viennese Classicism and Romanticism. Often you can hear the soloist ensemble of the cathedral. Around the organ concerts: ticket sales from 18.30 hrs on Kassenhaus in Dominnenhof, ticket reservation not possible inlet into the dome over Dominnenhof: from 18:45 Start: 19:30 End: approx 20:30 There are no group discounts. Unfortunately Seat reservations are not possible. Prices: Adults € 10.00 reduced price 5,00 € (students, disabled persons with ID)
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 01/12/2017
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Hello, the website is only in German. Cards can be purchased only before the concerts on the same day. Many greetings
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"We will be visiting Passau on Sunday, June 25, 2017 via a Viking River Cruise. We would love to attend a mass at St. Stephens in which the organ would be played. Would you please advise us on the mass that we should attend to hear the organ? Thanks" (posted 01/13/2017)

On the Sundays Music is at the following times in Stephans Cathedral church services in the Great Cathedral in Passau weekdays: 7.30 am Mass (summer only) Sunday: 7:30 Sacred Office 9:30 Chapter Office / High Mass 11:30 Sacred Official greetings and a wonderful time in Passau Claudia
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 01/13/2017
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Hello, please go to http://www.bistum-passau.de/kontakt-service/kontaktformular and write directly to them. I do not know When the concerts are. best regards
Answer provided by Gerd Granat on 01/13/2017
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Hello, on Sunday held um7.30 9.30 11.30 music in worship, in which the organ is played. Currently the program is not listed organ concerts on the Internet. For the services of the entrance is free. Should an organ concert on that day to be there on the same day the cards. No booking of Tikets advance. Best wishes
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"I will be in Passau on Easter, April 16th. What are the mass times at St. Stepens cathedral that day? Also is there a vigil on Saturday night? Will the organ be played at all mass times? Thank you in advance for your help!" (posted 02/05/2017)

Diocese of Passau - Stephans Cathedral - Easter Sunday, April 9, 2017 9:00 am Palm Sunday | Pontifical HL Hassler: Missa secunda motets by B. Gesius, A. Bruckner, BA Aufschnaiter, including Cathedral Choir, Wind Ensemble monday, April 10, 2017 15:00 Missa chris matis | Pontifical cantor chants Domkantorin Thursday, April 13, 2017, 19:30 Maundy Thursday | Pontifical A. Bruckner: Mass for Holy Thursday, Christus factus est and Tantum ergo Domchor Friday, April 14, 2017 at 15.00 Good Friday | Pontifical HW Davis: Psalm 31 F. Anerio: Christus factus est A. Unterguggenberger: Johannes Passion TL da Victoria: Popule meus H. Schütz: Glory to you Christe Domchor Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 21.00 Easter Vigil | Pontifical CM hot: Missa pro pace NN: World premiere of the winning work of the composition competition "Benedict XVI:" Domchor, Dombläser Sunday, April 16, 2017 9:30 am Easter Sunday | Pontifical J. Haydn: Theresienmesse in B Flat Major GF Handel: Hallelujah from "Messiah" Solistenensemble the Passauer Dommusik, Domchor, Cathedral Orchestra Sunday, April 16, 2017, 17h00 Easter Sunday | Pontifikalvesper Schola chants scholastic feminea Monday, April 17, 2017 9:30 am Easter Monday | High Mass WA Mozart: Missa brevis in C "Sparrow Mass" KV 220 Solistenensemble the Passauer Dommusik, Domchor, Cathedral Orchestra greetings Claudia Kraus www.beimWartner.de
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 02/06/2017
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Hello, On Sunday at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM to hear the organ only in worship. Best regards
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"We will be in Passau on Easter Sunday. I see there is a church service at 9:30 am, and a concert at 1700. Will we need to purchase tickets in advance for the 1700 concert? Where can we purchase them? Are there any other events happening on Easter?" (posted 03/21/2017)

Hello, In the cathedral St. Stefan there on Easter Sunday just a normal church service with organ music. Dinner no concert will be held there.
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"we will be in Passau on holy Saturday where can we attend mass" (posted 04/04/2017)

No sorry on Saturday are no religious services in the cathedral.
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"Hi there, we are spending the day in Passau tomorrow and I was wondering if there is any easter Market or any other attractions for kids or things to do for family with small children? Big thanks" (posted 04/09/2017)

Hello, best ask at the tourist office on site.
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"Looking for Easter church service times at the Cathedral" (posted 04/13/2017)

Hello, Im Stefansdom to Passau will take place on 04.16.17 at 9:30 and 17:00 an Easter service instead.
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"I will be in Passau on Thursday August 31- Friday Sept 1, 2017 and would like to hear the organ played in St Stephen's. Could you please tell me if there will be any organ concerts on August 31? I read on a website that there are Thursday evening concerts at 7:30pm that last about an hour, but wan't sure if this is outdated information. (The link to that website is http://www.bavaria.by/europes-biggest-organ-passau-saint-steven). Also, how does one obtain tickets to organ concerts at the Cathedral? Thank you kindly for your help. " (posted 05/07/2017)

Hello, the tickets are available at the Dom, always the same day. The website is always updated at short notice. UNFORTUNATELY. I have no more details.
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"We are visiting Passau in April 2018. Will St. Stephen's Cathedral have any organ concerts in April? Thursday evenings? Thank you." (posted 09/28/2017)

Hello, Workdays at 9.00 am in the Andreaskapelle during the service is organ music.
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"We will be Passau in mid-November, 2015. can you tell me whether it will be possible to attend the noon organ concert at St. Stephen's Church and, if so, how to get tickets. Thank you, Bert Meine" (posted 08/13/2015)

Here is the information on the lunch concerts in Passau Overview lunchtime concerts 2015 - prices and indications except from 2 May to 31 October Sundays and holidays, the world-famous cathedral organ can be heard daily in the concert. The Dommusiker play each an approximately half-hour concert in which the sound possibilities of the organ system will be presented with a wide range of organ music from different centuries. The tickets for the organ concerts are available on visiting day from 10.00 bis 12.00 clock clock on Kassenhaus in Dominnenhof in limited numbers. No advance the cards possible. Persons with PassauCard must be read in the card at the cash register and then receive an admission card for the organ concert. The inlet to the concerts via the Dominnenhof. Tickets for the evening organ concerts are available from 18.30 clock on Kassenhaus in Dominnenhof. Note: On Sundays and public holidays no organ concerts, the organ is, however, to hear as part of the liturgical celebration. 10.45 clock bis 11.20 clock, the cathedral is closed for the preparation for the concert. Start: 12.00 clock inlet from 11.20 clock on the Dominnenhof - Duration 30 minutes Admission prices to the noon organ concerts: Adults € 4.00 Reduced rate € 2.00 (for pupils, students, handicapped persons with ID) There are no group discounts. Seat reservations not possible. The following organists play alternates noon organ concerts: organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel Domkapellmeister Gerhard Merkl Dommusikassistentin Brigitte Fruth The respective concert programs are at the concert in the Cathedral of
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 08/14/2015
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Dear Mr My, in the St. Stephen's Church there from May to October organ concerts. In November will be held on 11.28.2015 at 12 clock an Advent concert held noon. The tickets can be bought directly unfortunately only locally. Pre-orders will no longer be possible, according to the tourist office in Passau. Tel. 0049 851 393 8153 St. Stephen's Church. In following worship will be played on the organ for free: 1:11:15 at 9.30 clock to 18.oo clock 2:11:15 22:11:15 11/29/15 at 9:30 clock at 9.30 clock Should you require further information, please feel free to report. Regards Claudia Eckert PS: our apartments are made by car from Passau in 30 minutes reachable..
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"Hello. We will be visiting Passau on Wednesday December 14 th and hope to attend the St. Stephens organ concert. Is it possible to purchase tickets in advance? Thank you for any assistance. " (posted 11/03/2016)

Good day - tickets can Werdern not ordered according to my information online Wednesday, December 14 Saturday, December 17 Wednesday, December 21 Tuesday, December 27th The tickets for the organ concerts are on the visit from 10:00 am until 12:00 on the Kassenhaus in Dominnenhof available in limited numbers. No pre-order the cards possible. People with PassauCard must be read in the card at the checkout, and then receive an admission card for the organ concert. The inlet to the concerts via the Dominnenhof. Tickets for the evening organ concerts are available from 18.30 pm on Kassenhaus in Dominnenhof. Note: On Sundays and public holidays no organ concerts, the organ is, however, to hear within the liturgical celebration. From 10:30 to 11:20 the cathedral for preparing closed the concert. Start: 12.00 pm Admission from 11.20 hours on the Dominnenhof - Duration 30 minutes Admission prices for the noon organ concerts: Adults € 4,00 Discounted Price € 2.00 (for pupils, students, disabled persons with ID) There are no group discounts. Seat reservations not possible. The following organists play alternates noon organ concerts: organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel Domkantorin Brigitte Fruth Dommusikassistent Bastian Fuchs Respective concert programs are at the concert on the cathedral. much Greetings and a great time in Passau Claudia Kraus - When Wartner chalets and suites
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 11/05/2016
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Hello, please contact directly the bishopric on http://www.bistum-passau.de/kontakt-service/kontaktformular I think, They Can help you. best regards gerd grant
Answer provided by Gerd Granat on 11/04/2016
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Hello, There is no advance sale of tickets. Many greetings
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"We would like to attend a concert at St. Stephens Church while we are in Passau. Would I need to wear a dress, hat? Would my husband need to wear slacks?" (posted 07/22/2015)

In general, recommended a tightening of concerts a dress / suit for the woman and for the man. Hats are in Germany not absolutely necessary in churches (are possibly more disturbing for the rest of the audience, because eventually the view is obstructed by the orchestra) a dress code does not directly give - but nicely dressed appear there all the listeners of the concert
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 07/23/2015
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Hello to your question. To the concert can be neatly dressed to go to church. Whether or dress pants do not care. Will not like to see that you wear in the church a hat (hat, cap). The man wears better than long shorts, but there shall also always tolerant. We hope to have helped you so. Greetings family Eckert
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  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Passau
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Passau

    The Diocese of Passau is a Roman Catholic diocese in Germany that is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. It should not be confused with the Prince-Bishopric of Passau, an ecclesiastical principality that existed for centuries until it was secularized in 1803. The diocese covers an area of 5,442 km². The current bishop is Wilhelm Schraml.

    Pope Benedict XVI, who had served (as Joseph Alois Ratzinger) as the Cardinal Archbishop of Munich and Freising before his service as Blessed Pope John Paul II's Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF; the Holy Office), was born and baptized on Holy Saturday, 16 April 1927, at Marktl am Inn, which is located within the Diocese of Passau, the son of a local policeman and his wife, the daughter of artisans.

  • St. Stephan's Cathedral
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    St. Stephan's Cathedral

    Since 730, there have been many churches built on the site of the current cathedral. The current church, a baroque building around 100 metres (328 ft) long, was built from 1668 to 1693 after a fire in 1662 destroyed its predecessor, of which only the late gothic eastern side remains. The cathedral's overall plan was made by Carlo Lurago, its interior decoration by Giovanni Battista Carlone, and its frescos by Carpoforo Tencalla. Over time, the Passau Cathedral has acquired the largest organ outside of the United States. It is also the largest cathedral organ in the world. The organ currently has 17,774 pipes and 233 registers, all of which can be played with the five-manual general console in the gallery.

  • Veste Oberhaus Fortress
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    Veste Oberhaus Fortress

    Veste Oberhaus is a fortress that was founded in 1219 and, for most of its time, served as the stronghold of the Bishop of Passau. The fortress is located on the mountain crest (St.Georgsberg) between the Danube and the Ilz rivers and dominates the city of Passau that is located on the opposite, right side of the Danube. Below Oberhaus on the tip between the rivers Ilz and Danube is Veste Niederhaus, part of the fortress system. The fortress was attacked five times between 1250 and 1482. Twice, 1298 and 1367, the citizens of Passau themselves rebelled against the Bishop. Veste Oberhaus was never conquered militarily. The Bavarians occupied the fortress in 1741 but were forced out by the Austrians one year later. They returned the fortress to the Bishop in 1745.

    For a century the fortress became a state and military prison. In 1932 the City of Passau gained possession and instituted a museum documenting the history and art history of Passau and its surroundings. The fortress also contains a youth hostel and a restaurant.

    Museum Hours: Open March 15 - November 15, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and weekends 10am - 5pm. Also open daily December 25 - January 6 from 10am - 6pm.

    Admission: Adults 5 €, Concessions 4 €.

  • Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral and the Diocese/New Bishop's Residence

    Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral and the Diocese/New Bishop's Residence

    The museum in the New Bishop's Residence, a palace built in the early 18th century by the architects Domenico d' Angeli and Antonio Beduzzi, shows the treasures of Passau's past when it was the capital of the largest diocese of the Holy Roman Empire. In particular its rococo stairways and the fresco The Gods of Olympia are worshipping the eternal town of Passau are worth seeing.

  • St. Stephan's Cathedral, Passau
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    St. Stephan's Cathedral, Passau

    St. Stephan's Cathedral, or "Dom St. Stephan" in German, is a baroque church from 1688 in Passau, Germany. It is the seat of the Catholic Bishop of Passau and the main church of his diocese. Since 730, there have been many churches built on the site of the current cathedral. The current church, a baroque building around 100 metres (328 ft) long, was built from 1668 to 1693 after a fire in 1662 destroyed its predecessor, of which only the late gothic eastern side remains. The cathedral's overall plan was made by Carlo Lurago, its interior decoration by Giovanni Battista Carlone, and its frescos by Carpoforo Tencalla.

    Over time, the Passau Cathedral has acquired the largest organ outside of the United States. It is also the largest cathedral organ in the world. The organ currently has 17,774 pipes and 233 registers, all of which can be played with the five-manual general console in the gallery. Portions of the organ have their own mechanical-action or electric-action consoles, for a total of six consoles.

    The cathedral has eight large bells in the bell rooms in the north and south towers. The heaviest,"Pummerin" at 7550 kg cast in 1952 and "Sturmerin" weighing 5300 kg cast in 1733 hang in the south tower. The other six bells hang in the north tower. They include: "Misericordia" weighing 6000 kg, the Angelus bell, "Predigerin", "Elfuhrglocken", the Choir bell, and "Dignitar". A ninth bell, the "Zeichenglocke" hangs near the sacristy door.



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Passau Overview

Passau is a town in Lower Bavaria, Germany, known also as the Dreiflüssestadt (City of Three Rivers), because the Danube is joined there by the Inn from the South, and the Ilz coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the North.

Its population is 50,415, of whom about 10,000 are students at the local University of Passau. The university, founded in the late 1970s, is the extension of the Institute for Catholic Studies (Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät) founded in 1622. It is renowned in Germany for its institutes of Economics, Law, Theology, Computer Sciences and Cultural Science.

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Tourism in Passau focuses mainly on the three rivers, the St. Stephen's Cathedral (Der Passauer Stephansdom) and the "Old City" (Die Altstadt). With 17,774 pipes and 233 registers, the organ at St. Stephen's was long held to be the largest church pipe organ in the world and is today second in size only to the organ at First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, which was expanded in 1994. Organ concerts are held daily between May and September. St.Stephen is a true masterpiece of Italian Baroque,built by Italian architect Carlo Lurago and decorated in part by Carpoforo Tencalla. Many river cruises down the Danube start at Passau and there is a cycling path all the way down to Vienna. It is also notable for its gothic and baroque architecture. The town is dominated by the Veste Oberhaus and the former fortress of the Bishop, on the mountain crest between the Danube and the Ilz rivers. Right beside the town hall is the Scharfrichterhaus, an important jazz and cabaret stage on which political cabaret is performed.

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More about the History of Passau

Passau was an ancient Roman colony of ancient Noricum called Batavis, Latin for "for the Batavi." The Batavi were an ancient Germanic tribe often mentioned by classical authors, and they were regularly associated with the Suebian marauders, the Heruli.

During the second half of the 5th century, St. Severinus established a monastery here. In 739, an Irish monk called Boniface founded the diocese of Passau and this was the largest diocese of the Holy Roman Empire for many years.

In the Treaty of Passau (1552), Archduke Ferdinand I, representing Emperor Charles V, secured the agreement of the Protestant princes to submit the religious question to a diet. This led to the Peace of Augsburg (Augsburg vacation rentals | Augsburg travel guide) in 1555.

During the Renaissance and early modern period, Passau was one of the most prolific centres of sword and bladed weapon manufacture in Germany (after Solingen). Passau smiths stamped their blades with the Passau wolf, usually a rather simplified rendering of the wolf on the city's coat-of-arms. Superstitious warriors believed that the Passau wolf conferred invulnerability on the blade's bearer, and thus Passau swords acquired a great premium. As a result, the whole practice of placing magical charms on swords to protect the wearers came to be known for a time as "Passau art." (See Eduard Wagner, Cut and Thrust Weapons, 1969). Other cities' smiths, including those of Solingen (Solingen vacation rentals | Solingen travel guide), recognized the marketing value of the Passau wolf and adopted it for themselves. By the 17th century, Solingen was producing more wolf-stamped blades than Passau was.

Passau was secularised and divided between Bavaria and Salzburg in 1803. The portion belonging to Salzburg became part of Bavaria in 1805.

From 1892 until 1894 Adolf Hitler and his family lived in Passau. The city archives mention Hitler being in Passau on 4 different occasions in the 1920s for speeches.

During World War II the town housed three sub-camps of the infamous Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp: Passau I (Oberilzmühle), Passau II (Waldwerke Passau-Ilzstadt) and Passau III (Jandelsbrunn). It was the site of a post World War II American sector displaced persons camp.

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Passau is a town in Lower Bavaria, Germany, known also as the Dreiflüssestadt (City of Three Rivers), because the Danube is joined there by the Inn from the South, and the Ilz coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the North.

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