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"The Castle Tower - Schlossturm (Hausmannsturm)" Top 5 Page for this destination Residenzschloss - Royal Palace Tip by Kakapo2

Residenzschloss - Royal Palace, Dresden: 45 reviews and 113 photos

  Hausmannsturm (right) and cathedral balustrade.
by Kakapo2

Hausmannsturm with its Baroque dome and the open so-called lantern on top of it, is the castle’s tower and offers are great view of Dresden. 100 metres high, it looks like a bit out of touch with the dimensions of the other features of the castle. Until 1945 it was Dresden’s highest tower.

It was built from 1674 to 1676, the architect was Wolf Caspar von Klengel.

The name refers to the tower-keeper (“Türmer” or “Hausmann”). In modern German a “Hausmann” is a stay-at-home man who looks after the household and the kids.

As said, you can walk up to a viewing platform.

The tower is open from April to November from 10am to 6pm. Closed on Tuesday.

Admission 2.50 Euro.

Address: Taschenberg 2 / Schloßstraße
Phone: 351 4914-2000

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  • Written Sep 17, 2008
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