Holidays for blind people
Freud’s family lived here in the years 1856-1859. The married couple Jákob and young Amálie Freud lived in one room on the first floor. They rented this room from the locksmith J. Zajĺc. And in this small house – in one of the rooms – on 6 May 1856, Sigmund Freud was born.
Nothing stops you from taking a short rest on the couch at the entrance to the family house. On the ground floor, where located among other items are the technical and social facilities – for blind people – of the house and the entrance to the countryard spruced up with tiles, we invite you to a small, but cosy reception area. This serves as the cash desk and information centre. Before you have a look around, we provide everyone a receiver and earphones – the most modern guide system from Guide Port.
From the reception area, we enter the first room. We call is the audio hall. You will notice two things in this room. The walls are decorated by original plaster with hand-painted template patterns and before you sit on the chairs, you will be surprised by the funny images by the famous Czech caricaturist, Vladimir Jiránek. There is one on each chair. And it isn’t by accident that Jiránek’s figure is reminescent of the famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. The drawn Doctor Freud and his voice will lead you through the entire exhibition. He will convince you that the motto of the exhibition “A joke is the most social spiritual achievement” is true.
Some believe Freud was born in the room next to the library.
But we don’t know to certain. Today in this room you will see a collage and maps of Příbor from the period of Freud’s birth, photographs of Příbor churches and squares. While you are looking, Mr. Freud (in the earphones) recall his lovely childhood, the dandelion meadow and streets where he played. And also on holidays at the home of family friend, Ignác Fluss, where at 16, he first fell in love in Příbor.
At the end of the tour of the family house of Sigmund Freud, you will be presented with the vision and dreams of the city of Příbor – a prepared project of the S. Freud Centre in Příbor. Look around, the presentation of the Society of S. Freud in Příbor will bring you back to reality. Contemporary Příbor is shown to you – if you sit for a moment – through a documentary report from the gala opening of the family house on 27 May 2006.
And are you interested in Freud’s planet? – you can see it here on http://www.freudmuseum.cz/
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