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Until 1918, Wagstadt was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (the Austrian side after the compromise of 1867), in the district with the same name, one of the eight Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Austrian Silesia.
In 1938, it was occupied by the Nazi army as one of the municipalities in the Sudetenland, the portion of Czechoslovakia turned over to Germany by the Munich agreement between Chamberlain and Hitler. After the conclusion of World War II, the German speaking population was expelled from the region in 1945 (see the Beneš decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers.