Jul 27, 2007

Austria & It's Unique Named Village.

Austria & It's Unique Named VillageThe frequently taken off traffic sign at the entrance to the village of f**king.

Austria & It's Unique Named Villagebitte - nicht so schnell : ask - not so fast (Translated)

Austria & It's Unique Named Village

Austria & It's Unique Named Village

Austria & It's Unique Named Village

Austria & It's Unique Named Village

Austria & It's Unique Named Village

f**king is an Austrian village in the municipality of Tarsdorf, in the Innviertel region of western Upper Austria. It is located 32 km north of Salzburg and 4 km east of the border with Germany. The village is known to have existed as "f**king" since at least 1070 and is named after a man from the 6th century called Focko. "Ing" is an old Germanic suffix meaning "people"; thus "f**king" in this case, means "place of Focko's people."
f**king's most famous feature is a traffic sign with its name on it, beside which English-speaking tourists often stop to have their photograph taken. It is a commonly taken off street sign. Significant amounts of public funds are spent on replacing the taken off signs.
In 2004, due to the taken off signs and embarrassment over the name, a vote was held on changing the village's name, but the residents voted against doing so. In August 2005 the road signs were replaced with signs welded to steel and secured in concrete to make the signs harder to take.
Hauppl explained: " After all, f**king has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr f**k or the f**k family moved into the area. The 'ing' was added as a word for settlement."
We reckon that f**king has been around a lot longer than 800 years, otherwise there wouldn't have been any f**ks to lend their name to the village in the first place, would there?
The trip to Austria is not complete without visiting the village of f**king.
Though this post has been with us for a very long time, we were in a dual mind whether to publish it or not. But today we thought that it's worth mentioning it due to its uniqueness though it's an old piece of information but still its worthy.

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bitte means please in this context.