VIENNA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The Austrian village of F**king is changing its name, the mayor of the municipality where it is located said on Thursday, after residents apparently grew tired of the sniggers it prompted in the English-speaking world and of visitors stealing its signs.
The village, part of the municipality of Tarsdorf, north of Salzburg and near the German border, has long been a figure of fun in English-speaking media, which have gleefully reported local exasperation at signs being removed.
ALEXANDER KLEIN via Getty Images The village of “Fucking” in Austria has become a tourist attraction due to its name.
In 2018 the pornographic website Pornhub said it was offering free premium access to residents of Fucking and towns with names such as Titz, Germany or Big Beaver, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
“I am confirming that it has in fact been decided by the local council. I will not say any more about it,” Tarsdorf Mayor Andrea Holzner told Reuters. The decision was also posted on the council’s website.
As of Jan. 1 the village will be called Fugging, the official statement said, adding that the initiative had been brought by the residents of the village.
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