great for lovers (of weird place names;-))
you can't tell your mum about this place
Nuts, What else ??
Everybody coming to Fùcking wants to document this with a couple of pics of the roadsigns. So did we. We thought that the Fúcking locals are used to that but suddenly an elderly guy stopped his car just aside of us while we took some of these pics and he asked us in an unfriendly voice what we are going to do here because just recently again one...more
As you see from the travelogues we did a nice travel from Kissing near Augsburg passing places like Petting and Tittmoning to Fúcking! I can really recommend it. Please allow far more time for it than the 2 hours and 6 minutes which the interactive roadmap of Michelin is indicating!Far bigger than all these places is Wedding, a borough in Berlin,...more
Fúcking is not far from the Alps. In sunny weather you may see them always in the background in the south. If you click to the website given below you will be told that the site can not be found - you see, CENSORSHIP is even working here - but if you paste this into the address line and then replace the *** by the real thing it will work. Dont be...more
The restaurant is owned and run by one of the many small regional breweries in the Innviertel, a part of Upper Austria which was for some time under Bavarian rule. The nicest Bavarian legacy here are the numerous breweries which often brew a better beer than just over the frontier in Bavaria. This brewery in the village Gundertshausen, only 6 km...more
The restaurant is in a quiet and idyllic setting only 200 m from the last houses of Fúcking. The food is local with an emphasis of game dishes, the staff is friendly and the food is good. We had at our first visit for example a great game brawn with vinegar, herbs and the famous dark green Styrian pumpkin seed oil (3,90 EUR), a Wiener Schnitzel...more
Several VT-ers, among them my VT-friend dannebro were already eating here and liked it very much. I think I shall try it myself, too, when I am next time on the way to Fùcking. No wonder that duck dishes are very popular here but they have also lamb and other nice things, all prepared in the generous and tasty way which is typical for a good...more
Just like the number of pensions stuck out in my mind, so did the large amount of signs for upcoming parties. There were banners and posters in almost every city, proclaiming an upcoming night of dancing and partying. Take a drive through the nearby towns and, no doubt, you'll be able to find plenty to do during your nights out.more
The small and remote village of F*cking offers ABSOLUTELY NO kind of a public nightlife !NO Bars, NO Restaurants, NO pubs.......and also small signs like the one on my photo simply will lead you to a group of 4 remote houses of F*cking WITHOUT any of the large village-signs......and its rather dark there, as you may seeBetter stay home and practise...more
There is no scheduled bus line going directly to Fúcking. But that does not mean that it is not possible to come to Fúcking in a bus. If you are for example living in Germany somewhere near Grevenbroich or Geilenkirchen and want to organize a trip to our next Fúcking VT-meeting you can hire a bus of any size for that from the bus travel agency...more
The car seems to be a fast and convenient way to come to Fúcking. Allow enough time and enjoy the nice and lonely roads. Even if the interactive Michelin roadmaps show you surprisingly short times to come to Fúcking from wherever in Upper Austria or Upper Bavaria you start. Allow more time for it - all the trips are full of nice sights and...more
There is absolutely NO public bus service to Fúcking available.The next station of a public bus is Tarsdorf, about 6Km north of Fûcking and you have to walk the rest.You may check here for public transportation to TARSDORF !So you will need your own car, bike or motorbike - the distance to Salzburg is just about 40km, but because of the many small...more
The European Union trademarks authority has permitted a German firm to register the brand name "Fùcking Hell" for a new beer, much to the irritation of the Austrian village of Fùcking.In English, the term "Fùcking Hell" is just an expletive used to express irritation or surprise. In German, it could refer to a light ale from Fùcking in Upper...more
Since there are no reports existing of the taste of the originals many producers in Salzburg and around claim to sell the authentic ones. See also globetrott's Salzburg page for it. Do NOT buy Mozart's Balls in souvenir shops or duty free areas in Austria's airports (when you feel the wish to buy them in Vienna airport you find them MUCH cheaper...more
Also, it might hold the record for the most stolen place name in the world, and of course a most popular object to take your photo with.What makes it even more interesting is, apparently there is *another* sign next to it, in Austrian/German language of course, which translates to: “please - not so fast”. That sign actually exhorts drivers to slow...more
There is a widespread version about the name of this place different from that coming from the founder of the village, the ancient Bavarian nobleman named Focko.After WW 2 the Austrian states of Salzburg and Upper Austria South of the Danube were occupied by the US Army for ten years. Under such a long period the locals inevitably picked up some...more
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As already mentioned these roadsigns were often stolen previously - probably in order to function as weird funny souvenirs. But the locals were not that amused, of course, because the replacement of such a roadsign is not cheap. So the signs were better and better secured and one would need today heavy tools and plenty of time to "get" such a roadsign. And besides that the locals have plenty of dogs knowing their duties very well. The dog at the picture approached me quite aggressively when I stopped my car at the roadsign in order to take a pic and became only more friendly when he noticed that I had no tools and kept away from the roadsign. But think what could happen if you would approach such a roadsign during the night to try to steal it. I am sure the dog(s) would treat you in a way that you never would come to Fùcking again...
It would be nice to say I know people in F*cking. Then I would have a better reason for going there than just seeing the name on a street sign! Sadly, that's why most people make the trek, and I'm sorry to say I'm one of them...Can't say I'm proud, but I went there nonetheless.
Unique Suggestions: If you just *have* to go there, at least plan other things to do. There really aren't many things to do in the area, so have a back-up!
Fun Alternatives: A trip to F*cking is a nice sidetrip on the way to Berchtesgaden, Germany, which was our ultimate destination for our weekend. You're looking at about an hour's drive each way.
Luggage and bags:
Miscellaneous: A lamp, a set of screwdrivers and spanners (preferentially 17mm and 19mm) and a cordless angle grinder ;-) And if you are carrying these tools with you - dont come alone, one of you should always watch out for the dogs and people who might inhibit your activities..., (nobody comes alone to Fúcking, of course)
Laufen is the village opposite of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, and besides a few lovely baroque buildings and 2 nice, medieval towngates it is mainly the old gothic church that would deserve a little tour by the tourists, beeing interested in old churches.First of all you will see that unique arcades around the church, partly with great frescos and a...more
Burghausen in Bavaria, about 15 km from Holzoester is another great day-excursion. High above the city of Burghausen there is the largest castle of Germany and you may spend hours there exploring different museums, great medival walls, lovely churches and many other great buildings. That castle is just like a small town on top of the hill.Also the...more
Tittmoning is a small town in Bavaria, about 25 km from Holzoester and it is really worth seeing, not only for the fact that pope Benedikt XVI spent his childhood there, the village has also a great townsquare with many baroque houses, some parts of the medieval townwalls and moat are left over just like 3 medieval town-gates.High above Tittmoning...more
Since I am not golfing myself I have almost forgotten that once The Censor deleted my only one golf related tip - but maybe it was just because I placed it under "Warnings and Dangers" instead of "Sports". So I hope it will not be deleted this time.There are several possibilities to play golf in the area. For those who want to start with there is a...more
There are several small lakes close to Fúcking. They are among the warmest in Austria. The best known of them is the Holzöstersee lake, in walking distance from Fúcking and the Lindlbauer Gasthaus. These lakes are fine for beach activities but not large enough for some water sports like sailing.If you are feeling that you are getting lazy at these...more
If you are not into sophisticated and stressy nightlife (you are not - otherwise you would not have come to Fúcking) you can consider Fùcking as a base for nice daytrips into very interesting surroundings and come back at night to relax and enjoy Fùcking.The good and cheap rooms in Waldgasthof Lindlbauer and the great and reasonably priced meals...more
This is a place, I am sure plenty of tourists in Austria would like to visit, if simply they would know about it and have an idea, how close it is to the city of Salzburg.Therefore I made this page, with infos about the small village and the great panorama of the Alps......and the village-signs, that look like a nasty word BUT have NO meaning at...more