The large district Plauen is a regional center in the southwest of Saxony and the county seat of Vogtlandkreis. The largest city of the Vogtland and fifth largest city in the Free State was known by the Plauen lace and is considered architecturally appealing. Plauen was destroyed by bombing in 1945 to 75\%, but mostly rebuilt. Symbol of the city include the Old Town Hall with its Renaissance gables and the astronomical clock and the St. John's Church. With the Peace Bridge one of the largest stone arches located in Plauen world and on the northeastern outskirts of the city of Elstertalbrücke the second largest brick bridge in the world.