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Fucking (German pronunciation: “fooking”) is an Austrian village in the municipality of Tarsdorf, in the Innviertel region of western Upper Austria. The village is 33 kilometres north of Salzburg, 4 kilometres east of the German border.

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Despite having a population of only 104, the charming village has become famous for its name in the English-speaking world. Its most popular tourist attractions are the four traffic signs with its Fucking name on them, beside which tourists stop to have their photograph taken.

One version of the sign features the village name with an additional sign beneath it, with the words “Bitte – nicht so schnell!” (“Please — not so fast!”). The lower sign — which features an illustration of two children — is meant to advise drivers to watch their speed, but tourists see this as hilarious when coupled with the village name.

Fucking....Please - Not So Fast!

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