The oldest finds of habitation in the area date to Neolithic times. On a nearby hill, Rubin was probably a mythical Slavic settlement, Wogastisburg, which in 631 or 632 was the site of a battle between the king and ruler Dogobertem Sam. The first written mention of the village is from 1369. Podbořany received city rights on 11 November 1575. Until 1960 the area was connected to Karlovarskiego. In 1960, Podbořany was annexed to the area Podbořany Louny, and then to Chomutov, Karlovy Vary and Plzeň North, Rakovník.