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Plauen lace

“Plauen lace” with its magical touch has made the city famous all over the world. Lace embroidery has been the key theme running through the city’s history. Plauen was already the centre of the cloth making and cotton weaving trades in the 15th and 16th centuries. Hand embroidery was introduced in the 19th century, and this was extended to include embroidered tulle. Incidentally, this was the basis for the future success of Plauen lace. About 16,000 embroidery machines were in use in 1912, the heyday of the industry.

Did you know that Plauen lace was awarded the Grand Prix at the first World Fair in Paris in 1900? Plauen lace is still in great demand and spreads the city's name all over the world. Come and be captivated by the charm of Plauen lace. The "Plauen Lace Museum" is unique in Germany and shows how the Plauen lace and embroidery industry has developed historically.

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Tourist Information Plauen
0049 37 41 / 2 91 - 10 27
Fax number
0049 37 41 / 2 91 - 3 10 28
Internet address
Address for visitors

Unterer Graben 1
08523 Plauen

Opening times
May to
Mo - Fr
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 1 pm
October to
Mo - Fr
10 am - 5 pm
10 am - 1 pm
Mailing address

Post Office Box: 10 02 77
08506 Plauen

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