Plauen is the biggest city of the Vogtland in the federal-state of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen). It is famous for its lace industry.

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Haus Vogtland Syrau

Without car its not easy to get there because it is a bit outside of Plauen in Syrau. Its one of the best restaurants you can find with such a big menu that takes you half an hour to read through.

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second largest brick bridge in the world but a bit outside the city center. Best reached by train from “Plauen unterer Bahnhof” towards Gera. Get out at Barthmühle.

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Jugendherberge Plauen

Neundorfer Straße 3, (located in an old fire station in the centre and you still get some feeling how it must be in an fire station");

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Alte Rathaus

is the old city hall and a very beautiful building in the heart of the city. There is also the entrance to the Spitzenmuseum.

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if you are interested in the history of Plauen and the Vogtland. It is probably the biggest museum in Plauen.

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Hotel Alexandra

Located at a pedestrian zone on the Bahnhofstrasse from the main station to the city centre.

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if you are interested in the lace industry this might be an interesting place for you.

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A very nice old building with galleries, music and a small cinema.

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Altes Handelshaus

Even the German chancellor ate here already.

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With some traditional food from the region.

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A very good restaurant in the city center.

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largest stone arch bridge in the world.

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Theater Plauen-Zwickau

Is a beautiful theatre in Plauen.

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a church with a nice twin tower.

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Alte Elsterbrücke

oldest bridge in Saxony.

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In the old town hall.

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Strassberger Tor

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About Plauen

Plauen was founded by Sorbs. It was a booming Germany city in the early 20th century because of its lace industry. At this time it was one of the biggest cities in Germany and was a home to a lot of rich people. World War I and World War II destroyed more than 75% of the city. Because of its proximity to the inner German border during the cold war it was a base to Russian soldiers. The first demonstrations against the DDR and divided Germany started here. Today it is home to around 66000 people.

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