Located in the southwest of Saxony, Plauen is an enchanting town full of surprises and known for the delicate “Plauen Lace“. It’s also the birthplace of Erich Ohser who created the delightful “Father and Son” comic strips and offers visitors many bridges to cross, towers to climb and charming places to relax with a glass of beer. Situated in the green Vogtland region, it’s a young-at-heart classic.
Head to Bärensteinturm tower for great views across town and explore Plauen’s green centre on a walk in the Syratal, a landscape protection area located right in the town centre, and the nearby Stadtpark. Or explore the boutiques, small shops and shopping centres in town.
Interested to learn more about how this beautiful lace items are manufactured? Then visit the so-called “Schaustickerei”, a museum-cum-factory, where you can watch experts at work and see how a lace tablecloth is produced on historical machines.
Don’t miss “Galerie e.o. plauen” for insights into the life and work of the brilliant cartoonist Erich Ohser, who grew up in Plauen in the early 20th century and worked under the pseudonym E.O. Plauen. He’s most famous for his delightful “Father and Son” comic strips.
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