An Austrian Village Named “F*cking” Is Changing It’s Name

Will Zhang, Staff Writer

The residents of a tiny Austrian village called F–king have voted to change its name after unwanted attention from English-speaking tourists. Next year, the village of a mere 100 residents close to the German border will be named Fugging. “I can confirm that the village is being renamed,” Andrea Holzner, the mayor of Tarsdorf, the municipality where the village is located. “I really don’t want to say anything more — we’ve had enough media frenzy about this in the past,” she said. English-speaking tourists have flocked to visit F–king for a photo next to an entrance sign spelling out the village’s name. Some tourists even capture themselves in lewd poses in front of the marker for social media. Signposts have also been stolen, forcing authorities to install new signposts with concrete to counter thefts. A map from 1825 bore the village name of F–cking. But some experts believe the name dates back to the 11th century.