Plauen known as the "City of Lace" is the biggest and most significant city of the holiday region Vogtland. Located in the valley of the river Weiße Elster and the picturesque hilly landscape with its lush green tops in the southwest of the Free State of Saxony. With its 64.500 inhabitants Plauen is a vital city filled with friendly hospitality and the flair of both a historic city as well as a modern city. Plauen became well-known and famous for the Plauen Lace which was honored with a Grand Prix at the World Fair in Paris in 1900. The Spitzenmuseum and the Schaustickerei offer an attractive leap into the past: formation and development of the classic Plauen Lace also known as ''Dentelles de Saxe'' are part of the exhibitions.