The city of Plauen is located in the Vogtland region of Saxony. It is known for the production of Plauen lace and attracts visitors to the city with numerous offers.
A vacation in the top city of Plauen is not only a city trip with the possibility to visit numerous museums or cultural events, but also offers numerous attractive excursion possibilities through the beautiful surrounding countryside. The Vogtland with its varied landscape is a recreational paradise.
During the Second World War Plauen has been destroyed 75%. During a stroll through the city this does not immediately catch the eye, there are really beautiful buildings to discover.
Sights in the Lace City Plauen
Restaurant and accommodation tips for Plauen
Plauen travel information
The nearest airports are in Leipzig and Nuremberg.
There are two train stations in Plauen. The upper station at Rathenauplatz is mainly served by regional trains on the Hof-Dresden route. Regional trains that go to Zwickau or to Cheb in the Czech Republic also stop here. The Mitte station on Reichenbacher Straße is a stop on the Elstertalbahn line from Gera to Weischlitz.
All regional bus lines stop at the bus station. The long-distance bus station is located on the eastern edge of the city at the Waldfrieden streetcar stop.
The A72 freeway runs southeast of Plauen. The federal roads B92 (Gera-Bad Brambach) and B173 (Zwickau-Hof) lead through the city.
The Elster cycle path and the cycle path from Bayreuth to Chemnitz run through the town.
On the way in…
There are five streetcar lines and four city bus lines in Plauen. These run at fairly frequent intervals during the day.
Plauen’s city center is a maze of one-way streets and somewhat confusing.
If you are looking for a free parking space in the city center, you really have to look hard. There is extensive parking management here, with parking garages and paid parking. The parking lots of most hotels are also subject to charges.
There is also free parking just outside the downtown area.
The central area, where most of the tourist destinations are located, can be easily explored on foot. The destinations that are a bit outside can be easily reached by public transport.