[Vision2020] Austrian Village Changes Name To Fugging, After Centuries Of Derision

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sun Jan 3 07:38:29 PST 2021

Courtesy of Forbes (with special thanks to Ghazi for sharing) at


Austrian Village Changes Name To Fugging, After Centuries Of Derision

A small Austrian village has finally grown tired of its name of Fucking–a name it has held since the 11th century–and changed it this week to Fugging.
The residents–who used to be known as Fuckingers–have had enough of being joked about and decided to take action in a town meeting. 
The mayor of Tarsdof, the municipality to which the village belongs, Andrea Holzner, said, “I can confirm that the village is being renamed”, as reported by The Guardian. She added in a quote to the regional daily Oberösterreichische Nachrichten (OOeN), “I really don’t want to say anything more – we’ve had enough media frenzy about this in the past.”
Things have become much worse in recent years with people stopping to take photos of themselves by village signs and posting them on social media. People have even tried stealing Fucking name signs, forcing the council to use anti-theft concrete.

As reported by Euronews, the village’s name has inspired a movie called ‘Bad Fucking’ and a brand of lager called ‘Fucking Hell’ because hell is the  German word for pale.



A man leaves the village of Fucking, some 35 km North of Salzburg, which changed its name this week after decades of derision.


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Tom Hansen
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