If you like historic towns and squares that breathe history, then you will like Nový Jičin. The local square is considered so beautiful that apparently there is none prettier north of the Alps. Walking through the arcades that line the square is a pleasant experience as well as visiting one of the local shops or sitting in one of the local cafes.
On the square, visitors can see the house of one of the most famous personalities with whom the city is connected. Laudon house is the place where the famous commander Ernst Gideon von Laudon died
in 1790. The city's history dates back to the early fourteenth century when John of Luxemburg granted the town the right to collect tolls and duties.
This medieval past is still visible in the city. Žerotínský chateau used to be a Gothic fortress which now houses the town museum
Novy Jicin is an important center that has been visited by many celebrities. Emperor Joseph II spent a night here. The Russian commander Kutuzov, known for his success in battle against Napoleon, spent the night in the Old Post Office building at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Tomas Garrigue Masaryk regularly lectured here. The singer-songwriter Karel Kryl
also he spent his youth here and even composed one of his most famous songs, 'Bratříčku, zavírej vrátka' (Brother, Close the door) in Nový Jičin.