Few cities have such a rich history and are proud of such a famous native son as Příbor. The first mention of the city is from 1251 and a famous native is the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.
The first mention of the city is recorded in the deed of Premysl Moravian Margrave, the future Czech King Premysl Otakar II. The founder of the city is considered to be Arnold of Hückeswagen, the owner of the castle Hukvaldy.
Příbor has always belonged to the centers of education in the region of Moravia. As early as the mid-sixteenth century there was a school at which studied, among others, Jan Sarkander, the priest who was canonized for preserving the seal of confession. Thanks to the Piarist college, Příbor further educated many teachers and the city is therefore nicknamed the Moravian Litomyšl.
The historical centre of the city breathes ancient mystery and attracts visitors to get to know more. You can start at the birthplace of Sigmund Freud, then follow the old streets with original pebble paving stones to the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary where you can see the medieval square with town houses and arcades.The former Piarist monastery and college is now a museum where you can learn about the city's history.