Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz - 2002

The city’s other two claims to fame include the terrible history of Danube flooding and the magnificent organ in the gorgeous Baroque church of St. Stephen; the organ is reputed to be the world’s largest with its 17,733 pipes and 274 stops. The organ was displayed so opulently, except for Part V which is hidden in the ceiling.

The church itself matches the splendor of that remarkable instrument. There is a modern sculpture depicting the stoning of St. Stephen who was the first Christian martyr. Even St. Paul took part in his execution before his own conversion. The statuary, paintings and stucco decorations were highly detailed, robust, fleshy, and entirely human.

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