The picturesque village of Fucking in Bavaria, Austria proudly bears the name of a 6th century person called Focko. By 1020 the place was under management of one Adalpertus de Fucingin. Over time the name evolved through Vucchingen, Fukching and Fugkhing. If you find this hard to fathom you can call it Focko’s place although of course he’s long gone now.

At one stage they added a second sign that read “Bitte – Nicht so Schnell” so the message read “Fucking – Not so Fast”. We don’t recommend you try stealing the one we illustrate. The villagers installed CCTV and could publish your picture under the banner “Fucking Sign Thief” which might look bad on your resume.