The Vogtlandkreis is a Landkreis (rural district) in the southwest of the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It borders Thuringia, Bavaria, and the Czech Republic. Plauen is the capital of the district.
The first German cosmonaut, Sigmund Jähn was born in the Vogtland. His hometown, the small village Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz in the south-west of the district houses a small space exhibition.
Coat of arms
||The lion on the left side of the coat of arms is traditional symbol of the Vögte of Weida, Gera and Plauen, which was confirmed in 1294. The eagle on the right side stands for the Holy Roman Empire, as the Vogtland belonged to the Empire directly.
Towns and municipalities
Cities and Municipalities in the Vogtlandkreis
- Bad Elster
- Reichenbach im Vogtland
- Bad Brambach