Veřovice (German: Wernsdorf) is a municipality and village in Nový Jičín District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,000 inhabitants.
The German name Wernsdorf is derived from the lokator who founded the village named Werner. The Czech name is a transcription of the German name.
Veřovice is located on the Jičínka River. The northern part of the municipality lies in the Moravian-Silesian Foothills, the southern part lies in the Moravian-Silesian Beskids. The highest point is the Velký Javorník mountain at 918 metres (3,012 ft), which lies on the southeastern municipal border.
The first written mention of Veřovice is from 1411, however there is also an unverified mention from 1293. The village was probably founded in the second half of the 13th century, during the colonisation of the area.
Veřovice is located on the railway line from Valašské Meziříčí to Frýdlant nad Ostravicí.
The Velký Javorník mountain is one of the most visited tourist destination in the Moravian-Silesian Beskids. There is a 26 m (85 ft)-high wooden observation tower, a restaurant built in 1935, and a paragliding ramp.The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary dates from 1854. It replaced an old wooden church.
Twin towns – sister cities
Veřovice is twinned with: