Welcome to FUCKING, Austria

The mayor of an Austrian town named “Fucking” is pleading with tourists to stop stealing its road signs for souvenirs.

“Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr. Fuck or the Fuck family moved into the area,” said Siegfried Hauppl. “We all know what it means now, but for us, Fucking is Fucking we don’t give it a second thought.”

Two other Austrian towns, Windpassing and Wank-on-the-Lake, have similar problems, he added.

Google Earth and Mapquest confirm that the town Fucking actually exists. It’s a few hundred kilometers north of Salzburg.

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This sign carries the hilarity even further: “Bitte nicht so schnell!” is German for “Please not so fast!” (Evidently this type of sign is a commonplace reminder in those parts for drivers to keep their speed down to protect children, but the unintended double meaning in this case is particularly amusing.)

In case you were wondering if this is an urban legend, nopes this ain’t

24 Comments

  1. Salendra Singh August 29, 2005

    Hello

    this is the funniest thing i have read tonight so far.

    thank you
    salendra singh

  2. Bob Palermo December 29, 2005

    Rather than ask people to stop stealing the signs, why not start making them and selling them as souveniers

  3. Arni the Icelander May 7, 2006

    I agree with you B.P.
    The town would make good money of that I think

  4. Matthew Yacono September 14, 2006

    Until recently I’d never imagined something like this could be real, this is the funniest piece of new information I have ever read. I agree, they should make the signs to sell as souvinirs. Oh, I also found that when the villagers of F***ing say the name of their village, it’s prounced “Fooking.” !

  5. Steve Fick October 16, 2006

    I would LOVE to go to Austria some day. Beautiful country.
    Fucking I’m sure is pretty, too. I might have some relatives there??? “Fick” is a German name. I think it’s pronounced Feek. ?? One day I’ll be a Fick in Fucking!!!

  6. jack October 18, 2006

    I’m sorry… this is ONE OF THE FUNNIEST things I have ever found out about… I guess being English helps as I think most first-language English would find this quite humourous – sure hope the people living there have a good sense of humour and that their FUCKING signs stop being stolen!! Maybe some day we will visit – that would be quite an experience to tell others about…. thx for the laffs!

  7. Frank October 20, 2006

    Oh I love this article. This is way too easy off the top of my head:

    “STOP STEALING OUR FUCKING SIGNS”

    “KIDS GO PLAY IN THE FUCKING STREETS”

    “But mommy I dont want to be in the Fucking choir”

    “Let me see if I get this right. You work for the Fucking sewer department?”

    “Where’s the Fucking mail man?”

    “How many times do I have to tell you kids, go to Fucking School!”

  8. skeetr October 25, 2006

    haha!

  9. NativeSpeaker October 28, 2006

    I might have some relatives there??? “Fick” is a German name. I think it’s pronounced Feek. ?? One day I’ll be a Fick in Fucking!!!

    Yes, I guess you’d feel right at home there, Steve, as “Fick” is the exact German translation of the English word “fuck” (noun)..

  10. Steve October 31, 2006

    Ya, und I know zat. Das ischt good! How the Fick are you?
    I had a shop teacher in college, who was German, approach me and tell me that was the translation. Great! I won’t be able to set foot in Germany!!

  11. Fahad November 8, 2006

    “please put the fuck signs back”

    New sign on display “Stop fucking with the signs”

    :D:D:D

    man this place can lighten up on the world map..all it needs is this sort of publicity !!!

  12. Bob December 6, 2006

    Personally I like INTERCOURSE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA. BLUE BALLS, PENNSYLVANIA, USA is right down the road in case you can’t get to intercourse

  13. ma barker January 10, 2007

    ***BLUE BALLS, PENNSYLVANIA, USA is right down the road in case you can’t get to intercourse***

    Climax, NC…just in case you do. :).
    .

  14. George January 17, 2007

    you can always go to Big Bone Lick State Park in KY

  15. Mariya February 4, 2007

    I love Geography… :-)~

  16. Jerry Helmet February 13, 2007

    Why dosen’t the fucking community set up a shop that sells the road signs a souveneirs,this way thay make money and stop the fucking signs being jerked off;-)

  17. scromper_420 February 20, 2007

    ppl would still steal the signs!!! its an adrenaline rush! u said jerked off ha ha…

  18. soub soub February 28, 2007

    you will be surprized of how many bad and funny words change meaning from one language to another with the same exact pronounciation, eg:

    air (english)
    er (turkish)= soldier
    air (arabic)= male’s genetiles!!!

  19. Laurent Place June 5, 2007

    hi! ok… i’m Laurent… i’m from argentina… I am interested in this city that is called ”Fucking” because is so cool.. jejeje… i wanna live there in a future…

    well… i speak spanish but i know some words in english…. well i go away

    bye

    GO ARGENTINA!!!!!

  20. Victoria August 1, 2010

    That was fucking hilarious

  21. beeble January 2, 2011

    I think you should look a little more closely at your maps! ‘A couple of hundred kilometers north of Salzburg’ takes you through Germany and into the Czech Republic — Fucking is only 40km from Salzburg.

    My own favourite placename is Wankdorf, a district of Bern in Switzerland. It’s best known as the site of the Wankdorf Stadium, home of the BSC Young Boys football club. No, really.

  22. Barry March 7, 2011

    Don’t we all come from Fucking?

  23. Mike March 12, 2011

    Uh, not exactly ALL of us. There is one Biblical incident many of us are familiar with, and more recently, there have been many “baster babies”, though I swear a few people I’ve met were conceived in -dirty- test tubes! The traditional (and personal favorite) do-it-yourself method isn’t the -only- way…

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