"Vogtlandmuseum" Plauen Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E

Plauen Things to Do: 9 reviews and 34 photos

  The three houses that host the museum
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  • Vogtlandmuseum - Plauen

The historical museum of the town occupies three late 18th century townhouses, once the residential homes of three wealthy merchants and their families: Kanz, Baumgärtel, and Krause.
The museum presents the history of the city and the surrounding region from the stone age to the era nof industrialization (the 20th century is missing, though). The finest exhibits are the historical rooms from the 1780s, ornated with rich stucco, murals, parquet floors and exquisite furniture. They give insight into upper-class life in the late 18th century.
By the way, the most famous guest one of the owners ever housed was Napoleon with his second wife, Empress Marie Louise, who spent the night in a room in the back wing on May 15/16, 1812 while on the way to Russia.

I had the museum all to myself. This place would deserve more popularity!

Opening hours: Tues - Sun 10:00-17:00
No website, sorry. Since I had the PlauenCard I cannot tell about the entrance fee either.

The only big minus that must be mentioned: They charge the impertinent amount of 5 ? for the photo permit. Unless you really want and need photos, think twice.

Address: Nobelstraße 9-13, one block behind market square

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 18, 2011
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