NOT ONLY IS 2020 STRANGER THAN WE IMAGINED, IT IS STRANGER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE: Austrian village named F–king to change name after unwanted tourist attention.
Come next year, the village of 100 residents near the German border will be named Fugging.
“I can confirm that the village is being renamed,” Andrea Holzner, the mayor of Tarsdorf, the municipality where the village is located, told regional daily Oberoesterreichische Nachrichten.
“I really don’t want to say anything more — we’ve had enough media frenzy about this in the past,” she said.
English-speaking tourists have increasingly flocked to F–king for a photo-op next to an entrance sign bearing the village’s name.
I blame Amazon’s Grand Tour series: