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Monday, April 23, 2012

Austria & the Inappropriate Town of F*cking

Hello, fellow wanderlusters!

I don't know about you, but gloomy days sometimes bring me down. So, I am taking a quick study break to bring you something to brighten your gloomy day.

Are you aware that tourists are visiting a small town in northern Austria and are causing the poor town to lose money? I see that you are not aware of this...let me fill you in!

In German: Not so fast!
In northern Austria near the border of Germany, there is a little town that has become quite popular for tourists. Of course, it has not become popular for its spectacular and peaceful countryside. Instead, tourists constantly steal signs and pose naked next to the town signs. The theft has cost the town over 250 Euros in sign replacements. Why would people do this? Well, the poor town is called Fucking (pronounced "Fooking").

The town of Fucking recently tried to vote to change their name to Fugging, but apparently the name is already taken by a town in northeast Austria. Hopefully the small town will figure something out and won't have to worry about theft anymore. I wish the town of Fucking luck on their journey!

Fellow Adventurers, book a flight asap if you want to see the town before it changes. Have fun taking photos, but do not steal the signs! Or, check out other towns with unfortunate names, such as Shitterton in the UK, Middlefart in Denmark, and Dildo in Canada.

Visit Wanderlust Magazine for more of the story!

Want more information? Check out the sites below!
Welcome to Austria!
No F*cking Way!
Austrians Not Amused

"Don't be a tourist. Plan less. Go slowly. I traveled in the most
inefficient way possible and it took me exactly
where I wanted to go."

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