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Plauen is a town in the free State of Saxony, east central Germany and it is the capital of the Vogtlandkreis. Plauen is situated near the border of Bavaria and the Czech Republic. The town was founded by the Polavian Slavs in the 12th century and was passed to the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1327. In the late 19th century, Plauen became a textile manufacturing centre specialising in lace. Around 1910 Plauen was considered a town where industry boomed. Plauen is a wonderful holiday destination, with a lot of wonderful attractions that are worth visiting.

Top Attractions Within Plauen

Elster Viadukt is a railway bridge in Plauen and it is a landmark of the city. The viaduct is the second largest brick bridge in the world. The viaduct was built in the course of the construction of the Leipzig Hof Line of the Saxon Bavarian State Railway. The main features of the bridge are the two arches on two levels. The foundations of the piers and the deck were built out of slabs of granite.

The Nonnenturm is a little white tower located at the very heart of Plauen and is easily overlooked between the huge new town hall and the almost as huge shopping mall. The tower is the last remaining tower of old Plauen's fortifications and dates from around 1200. The tower was named the Nuns Tower after the nearby convent. It is a wonderful landmark that provides a spectacular view of the whole city of Plauen.

The Old Town Hall in Plauen is one of the most beautiful building in town. The facade towards Altmarkt and the market square combines Gothic and Renaissance Style. The Old Town Hall has got a cuckoo clock with mobile figures. When the clock strikes upon the hour, one of the two wild men moves his stick and the other one wiggles its beard.

Schaustickerei or Workshop of Embroidery is a unique place in Plauen. There is an open workshop of embroidery and lace making that actually shows how lace is made and how the machines work. The museum and the workshop can be visited in guided tours only. It is a wonderful place that must not be missed.