Jan Eskymo Welzl
The most famous personality of Zabreh is Jan Eskymo Welzl (1868 – 1948), polar hunter, traveler, adventurer, writer, and inventor. He traveled across Siberia all the way to the Arctic Ocean and was named an Eskimo chief on the New Siberian Islands. In 1928, he appeared once again in his native Zabreh, after more than thirty years. Several books were later published. They were based on his recollectios – „Ice Tales“, „Troubles of an Eskimo Chief in Europe“, and „Thirty Years in the Golden North“. He didn´t stay in Europe for a long time and returned to the „Golden North“. However, he made it only to Dawson City which is situated on the Canadian-American border, where he died in 1948.
Statue – Railway station
Museum – The House Under the Arcades