The clock tower of the Royal Place was finished in 1676. The octagonal tower is called Hausmannsturm. The 329 foot height afforded watchmen an unobstructed view of the city. The housemen also rang the bells every quarter hour. Today, you can climb 222 steps to an observation deck before or after visiting the five museums inside of Dresdner Schloss (Dresden Castle). On the left is a section of Dresden Cathedral. Let’s zoom out for a better look.