Rýmařov flourished due to gold, silver and iron ore. The town in the Jeseníky foothills is the native place of Karel Schinzel, a pioneer of colour photography, as well as of Tomáš Ujfaluši, a member of the Czech national team and the most famous living native of this town.
The Celts already prospected gold in this region more than 2,000 years ago. However, Rýmařov witnessed another gold rush in the 13th
century, and local people were able to produce almost 100% pure gold. The town flourished the most during the reign of John of Luxemburg because of the exploitation and processing of iron ore.
Those who are interested in the history of the town can visit the municipal museum
. Most visitors, however, prefer the castle in Janovice. Another interesting monument includes the Church of St. Michael, which is built on Gothic foundations. The Marian Column from the 17th
century, the statue of St. John of Nepomuk from the 18th
century and the statue of the Virgin Mary are also must-sees. The villa of Julius Spitzer, a protected monument built in the Art Deco style, is charming as well.