Dřevohostice is a market town in Přerov District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,500 inhabitants.

Centre of Dřevohostice
Centre of Dřevohostice
Flag of Dřevohostice
Coat of arms of Dřevohostice
Dřevohostice is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°25′33″N 17°35′31″E / 49.42583°N 17.59194°E / 49.42583; 17.59194
Country Czech Republic
First mentioned1326
 • Total8.48 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
239 m (784 ft)
 • Total1,477
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
751 14


Dřevohostice is located about 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of Přerov and 29 km (18 mi) southeast of Olomouc. It lies in the Moravian-Silesian Foothills. It is situated at the confluence of the streams Moštěnka and Bystřička.


Dřevohostice Castle

The first written mention of Dřevohostice is from 1326. From 1368, it was referred to as a market town. From the 15th century, it was owned by the Zierotin family.[2]


Two cultural events are held in the castle gardens of the Dřevohostice Castle every year. Dřevorockfest is an open-air festival of rock music where mainly Czech bands gather. This festival has been held since 2005.[3]

The second annual event is Setkání dechových hudeb (Gathering of Brass Bands). This event usually involves multiple bands especially from Haná and Moravian Slovakia regions. The festival was held for the first time in 1994.[4]


The main landmark of Dřevohostice is the Dřevohostice Castle. It is a Rennaisance four-winged castle built in 1595–1617. It was created by reconstruction of an old water fortress from the 14th century. Since 2002, it has been serving the cultural and social needs of the market town, and it also houses the exhibition of the sculptor Jiří Lender, the memorial hall of Cardinal Lev Skrbenský z Hříště and the museum of firefighting equipment.[5]

A cultural monument is the Church of Saint Gall, built in the late Baroque style in the second half of the 18th century.[6]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Dřevohostice is twinned with:[7]


  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2023". Czech Statistical Office. 2023-05-23.
  2. ^ "Městečko Dřevohostice" (in Czech). Městys Dřevohostice. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  3. ^ "Historie" (in Czech). Dřevorockfest. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  4. ^ "Na setkání dechovek v Dřevohosticích zazpívá i Heidi Janků" (in Czech). Deník.cz. 2022-07-29. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  5. ^ "Dřevohostický renesanční zámek" (in Czech). Městys Dřevohostice. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  6. ^ "Dřevohostice, kostel sv. Havla" (in Czech). Noc kostelů. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  7. ^ "Partnerství" (in Czech). Městys Dřevohostice. Retrieved 2022-08-19.

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