An insider's guide to of the world's weirdest and wildest places. The existence of the village was documented for the first time in , and historical records show that some twenty years later, the lord was recorded in Latin as Adalpertus de Fucingin. The road signs were commonly stolen as souvenirs  —the only crime which has been reported in the village.
Lindlbauer recalled how she had to explain to a British female tourist "that there were no Fucking postcards.
The local residents, the Fuckingers, were considerably bemused as they had not previously been aware of the meaning of their village's name when read as English. The Austrian census of recorded that the village had a population of Retrieved 7 November Despite having a population of only in , the village has drawn attention in the English-speaking world for its place-name, which is spelled the same as the English profanity " fuck ". Its road signs are a popular visitor attraction, and they were often stolen by souvenir-hunting vandals until , when the signs were modified to be theft-resistant. Village in Upper Austria, Austria.