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St. Stephan's Cathedral

St. Stephan's Cathedral
St. Stephan's Cathedral in Passau

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.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Stephan%27s_Cathedral,_Passau ]

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Address: Residenzplatz, 94032 Passau
Tags: Passau, Cathedral, Largest Cathedral Organ


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