Village called ‘F *** ing’ changes name to ‘Fugging’ after unwanted tourist attention – World News


An Austrian village called “F *** ing” will change its name to “Fugging” after the attention of tourists has become too much for residents.The name of the city has attracted English speakers who over the years have made jokes and taken pictures near the signs that say “F *** ing”.

Despite having only 100 residents, the village became widely known after photos and videos were shared on social media by tourists who visited the area 350 km west of Vienna.

Some visitors have also reportedly stolen signposts, which meant local authorities had to resort to anti-theft alternatives to replace them.

But after years of mockery, the locals – known as the F *** ingers – decided they had had enough and started pushing for the town’s name to be changed.

The new name of the city will be Fugging

Andrea Holzner, the mayor of Tarsdorf, the municipality to which the village belongs, has confirmed that “F *** ing” will change its name on January 1st.

He told Oberösterreichische Nachrichten: “I really don’t want to say anything more – we’ve had enough media frenzy about this in the past. ”

It is not known why the village was named “F *** ing”, but some experts say it dates back to the 11th century.

It is believed that the city was first inhabited in 1070.

The name, which will be changed at the start of 2021, has nothing to do with the English curse but due to a strange coincidence it is spelled the same.

According to Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, the name could be associated with Adalpert von Vuckingen, who lived in the area in the 11th century.

But the name “F *** ing” could even date back to the sixth century, as reports say that a Bavarian nobleman named Focko founded a colony in the area.

On an 1825 cadastral map the village is called Fuking – and it’s not clear when or why the ‘c’ was added, which makes it sound like the English curse.

Locals have long demanded that the name of the city be changed.

Years ago, villagers said they had received calls from foreign pranksters asking them in English, “Is that F *** ing?” ”

There have also been reports of nude couples letting off steam in front of billboards.

Local entrepreneurs didn’t help ease the pressure locals felt when they started using the city’s name to promote their products – like Christmas cards or F *** ing beer.

Across the border between Austria and Germany there are a few towns with very special names – Kissing, Petting, F *** ing (which now becomes Fugging) and finally, Wedding.


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