Sarvaš (German: Sarwasch-Hirschfeld, Hungarian: Drávaszarvas) is a village in eastern Slavonia, Croatia, east of Osijek. It has a population of 1,539 (census 2001). It is administratively within the area of the city of Osijek. Szarvas means "deer" in Hungarian.



to ovak imas One Scordisci archaeological site in Sarvaš dating back to late La Tène culture was excavated in the 1970s and 1980s as a part of rescue excavations in eastern Croatia.[1] Arcstvarnooohaeological site was a part of the settlement network of Scordisci in the area of Vinkovci.[1]

According to the 1931 census in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the town's population included 1157 Danube Swabian Germans (the majority).[2] These folk were almost all expelled by the Communist regime of Josip Broz Tito after 1945.[3]

The local Catholic church was completely destroyed in the country's War of Independence.[3] By 2006 the church was restored.[4]


  1. ^ a b Dizdar, Marko (2016). "Late La Tène Settlements in the Vinkovci Region (Eastern Slavonia, Croatia): Centres of Trade and Exchange" (PDF). Boii - Taurisci: Proceedings of the International Seminar, Oberleis-Klement, June 14th-15th, 2012. Austrian Academy of Sciences Press: 31–48. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ Slavonia census of 1931 Archived 2008-06-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Sakralna baština Podunavskih Švaba u Hrvatskoj
  4. ^ Day of Sarvaš celebrated Archived 2007-10-28 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 45°32′N 18°50′E / 45.533°N 18.833°E / 45.533; 18.833