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Subj: Fucking, Austria (S535b)

      From: SCOTCOB on 4/18/2007

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A Little Austrian Town Named... 
          From: ginafm on 10/18/2009
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The Fucking settlement has existed since at least 1070 and is named after a man from the 6th century called Focko. "-ing" is an old Germanic suffix indicating the people of the root word to which it is attached; thus Fucking means "(place of) Focko’s people."
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The village has a population of 104.
 

Fucking's most famous feature is the
traffic sign with its name on it, beside
which tourists often stop to have their photograph taken. 

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In August 2005, the road signs were replaced with theft-resistant signs welded to steel and secured in concrete to prevent further chances of the sign being stolen. few thefts have since occurred, but it remains a problem.
 
 
 

'Bitte!  Nicht so schnell' translates to 

'Please! Not so fast!

 

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