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The county town Plaunitz is in the centre of the model railway layout. It is situated in the west of the German federal state Republic of Saxony at the foothills of the Ore mountains in the valley of the river Pleiße. Plaunitz was founded as a Slavian settlement. In the first documentary evidence of the year 1113 it was named Plavnica. Thereafter Plaunitz became the seat of the Duke of Plaunitz. After the construction of the new railway line Nuremberg-Hof-Dresden, Plaunitz quickly developed to become an important industrial town. Two further railway lines branched off in Plaunitz. One of them was abandoned in the 90ies of the 20th century. The electric tramway was built in 1928 and is still in operation. 
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