1228 Founding of the town by Gumpert of Hostau
1333 Protwitz of Hostau and Doberhost of Hostau with son Pawlik are mentioned
1360 Pawlik, Prothus and Zdenek of Hostau hire a priest
1364 Pawlik of Hostau is mentioned 
1378 Peter and Johann von Rosenberg, the legal guardians of the children of the Prothus of Hostau place a new priest
1379 Raczek of Hostau is the new owner of Hostau
1412 Raczek of Hostau places a new minister, together with the priest Paul he establishes a new seat for an additional chaplain, afterwards the clan of the Wolffsteine are the rulers over Hostau
1419 Beneda of Wolffstein is mentioned
1423 Tiburz of Wolffstein (+ 1456), mentioned in the document Ctibor of Olstein, places at the church, and 
1424 at the altar of Saint Catharine priests
1437 Tiburz of Wolffstein is called into the royal legislation. He gives to the people of Hostau the right to give away their mobile and immovable property arbitrarily, to sell or bequeath

1456 Prothus Czernin of Chudenitz confirms the given rights by Tiburz of Wolffstein
1485 Tiburz of Wolffstein, son of the in 1456 deceased Tiburz of Wolffstein, is mentioned as knight in the royal legislation
1497 Tiburz of Wolffstein dies without descendants. He is the last of Wolfenstein-dynasty.
1497 Heinrich of Kolowrat Krakowsky gets into the possession of Hostau. He confirms the given rights by Tiburz of Wolffstein land extends them to his people in compulsory service. Johann of Rabstein (+ around 1540) takes over Hostau. He also confirms these rights given the people of Hostauern by his predecessors
1513 He thanks the people of Hostau for their proven loyalty by releasing compulsory labor and taxes for people who have reached 70 years of age until their deaths
1539 Johann of Rabstein releases all charges to the city hall, with exception of brewing white beer; Wenzl and Adalbert of Rabstein, the sons of the Johann of Rabstein, take over the property during his lifetime
1544 Wenzl and Adalbert of Rabstein confirm the rights to the people of Hostau Moriz Schlick of Holitsch (+ 1578), a cousin of Adalbert of Rabstein, inherits the whole property on the condition that after his death all the heirs of Wenzl of Rabstein will get Hostau back
1571 Johann and Wolf of Guttenstein are mentioned as owner of Hostau; the sisters Barbara Svitakov and Anna Guttenstein of Rabstein (+ 1586) inherit the property Hostau
1586 The heritage is transferred to George of Guttenstein, who has been the husband of the deceased Anna Guttenstein of Rabstein; he also confirms to the people of Hostau the rights given to them before 
1587 Emperor Rudolph II. gives Hostau municipal rights. The town receives a crest and the right to seal with red wax. Craftsmen may settle down and operate their trades. Rudolph II. confirms all privileges given in former times. George of Guttenstein gives the right to the people to put a man, a Bohemian (Czech), in office at the town hall who has to write complaints and judgments in Bohemian (Czech) language. The mayor and his council are entitled to select a suitable appearing person of them for the office of a judge. Each citizen has the right to brew brown ale, if he is on duty of that. If someone dies without inheriting, then its goods do not go to the laird, but to the municipality. The inhabitants can sell their goods also to people, who do not live in town. With consideration of the poverty of the subjects he determines that they are to be released from all compulsory labor by hands or horses with exception of the harvest time and the traditional taxes, which are written in the registers. The pastures may not be deprived of the people, neither by the authority nor by the later lairds.

1598 The before specified rights are registered into the land board; George of Guttenstein dies and inherits Hostau and Zwirschen to his cousin Heinrich Laurenz of Guttenstein
1601 Emperors Rudolph II. confirms all privileges to the city Hostau
1620 Heinrich Laurenz Count of Guttenstein was punished to prison after the 30year War. Additionally he losses his whole property. He is imprisoned in Prague until 1624; the Prince of Liechtenstein takes over the property of Count Heinrich of Guttenstein
1622 The Prince of Liechtenstein sells Hostau and Zwirschen to Zdenko Wratislaw of Mittrowitz 
1624 Christina Kordula Czernin, maiden name Helmak, wife of the Prothus Czernin of Chudenitz, takes over the property of Zdenko Wratislaw of Mittrowitz 
1625 Prothus Czernin of Chudenitz confirms a new order for the guilds
1626 All privileges are confirmed to the people of Hostau by Prothus Czernin of Chudenitz, they are also renewed and registered into the land board; this document will be revised in Taus in 1640; Emperor Ferdinand II. confirms to the city Hostau the privileges given by the former emperors in Vienna
1634 Hostau is transferred to Maria Anna Czernin, who is married to Ludwig Count Starhemberg
1656 Both sell the property to Count Mathias of Trauttmansdorff, who adds Hostau to his dominion of Bischofteinitz
1737 Emperor Karl VII. confirms all before given privileges
1783 Emperor Joseph II. also confirms all privileges, "as long as they do not oppose the constitution”
1793 Emperors Franz II. confirms the earlier privileges to the city 
1877 On August 19 Hostau is afflicted by a devastating fire, also the Deanery Church and the school burn
1918 After the lost First World War and smashing of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy Hostau becomes part of the first Czechoslovakian republic
1938 Alignment of the Sudetenland to the German Reich and invasion of the German troops into the Sudetenland
1945 End of the Second World War and occupation of the court county Hostau by American troops; proclamation of the second Czechoslovakian republic 
1946 Expulsion of all German citizens of Hostau by dishonorable treatments and conditions; resettlement in whole Germany and Austria 
1948 The ČSR becomes a communist Republic
1988 The city of Dillingen at the Danube (Bavaria) takes over the patronage for the expelled Germans of Hostau 
1989 “Velvet revolution" in the ČSSR 
1993 Declaration of the Czech Republic
2004 The market-municipality Waldthurn in Upper Palatinate (Bavaria) and Hostouň (Hostau) become partner municipalities

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