Fucking, pronounced roughly "fooking" (rhymes with "booking"), is a village in Austria. It is home to Austria's most stolen sign and is known for its name. This village of only around 100 inhabitants can be visited quite easily from Salzburg.
Fucking is 32 km (20 mi) north of Salzburg and 12 km (7.5 mi) south of the German town of Burghausen. The nearest border crossing to Germany is 8 km west of Fucking at the also delightfully named town of Tittmoning. If using public transport, plan your journey carefully (using online journey planners: for buses and for trains) as connections are infrequent. Buses do not run on weekends. Taxis in Salzburg can make the trip.
The nearest railway station is at Ostermiething (4 km by road). The nearest German stations are Burghausen (Oberbayern) (15 km by road) and Tittmoning-Wiesmühl (16 km by road). Simbach, in Germany, and nearby Braunau am Inn (notorious as the birthplace of Adolf Hitler), in Austria, (both 33 km by road) may also be useful.
From Salzburg, local train S11 heads to Ostermiething. You may need to take local train S1 to Bürmoos and then another train to Ostermiething. Salzburg to Ostermiething takes 45-60 min and costs €6.80. A local taxi company, Taxi Kirchhammer, can be called on +43 664 4219253.
From Burghausen (Oberbayern), either take a taxi or walk across the river into the Austrian village of Ach and find the bus station Ach b.Burghausen Ortsmitte (see By bus below).
From Tittmoning-Wiesmühl station, take a bus for 5 km to Tittmoning town. Tittmoning to Fucking is a further 11 km by road. To go from Tittmoning to Fucking may take up to two hours by foot, consider using other ways. A Tittmoning taxi company, Maier Gerlinde, can be called on +49 8683 1248.
Deutsche Bahn, the German train operator, can arrange taxis from its smaller stations such as Tittmoning-Wiesmühl.
If going from Germany via Simbach/Braunau am Inn, do not buy a direct ticket to Branau am Inn. The international fare is a lot more expensive than the domestic local fare. From Simbach, either walk or take a taxi for 2 km to the Branau am Inn bus station in Kolpingplatz. Then take bus 885 (see below).
On weekdays, buses run to the village of Döstling, which is only 2 km from Fucking. Use an on-line route planner.
The best connections are from outside the railway station in Oberndorf (home of the carol Silent Night and on the same train line as Trimmelkam), bus 885 (30 min, 4 or 5 journeys each way on weekdays).
Possibly also useful are the buses from outside the railway station at Trimmelkam, bus 883 (to Döstling) and 885 (from Döstling) (10 min, 3 each way on weekdays); and from the bus station at Kolpingplatz in Braunau am Inn (1 hr, only one trip on weekdays). The latter's stop in the village of Ach (stop Ach b.Burghausen Ortsmitte) puts it within 2 km of the German railway station of Burghausen (Oberbayern).
Fucking is not a very large village. You can probably get around within the borders on foot.
- The Fucking locality sign at each entrance to the village.
- The countryside - once the novelty of the name wears off you may realize that you're in a fairly pretty area.
Eat and sleep
- 1 Waldgasthof Lindlbauer, Haid 2, 5121 Tarsdorf, ☏ , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Su-F 12:00-14:00, 18:00-24:00. Get a room at this very quietly located inn with a private game reserve. BBQ and venison dishes. Just a 15 min walk to Fucking. €23-28 per person with breakfast.
Fucking Hell is a German pale ale (Helles Bier). It is named after the village of Fucking (though it is not produced there).
Fucking is not so very far away from 1 Petting and 2 Kissing, both in Bavaria, Germany. Petting is a nice, small village just over 25 km to the south; Kissing is further away to the west. Moreover 3 Oberfucking and 4 Unterfucking are positioned about 70 km northeast as the crow flies, and are probably best accessed by car.
Munich-Fucking-Salzburg could be travelled easily in a day by train, though you'd need a taxi to take you from Tittmoning-Wiesmühl to Fucking and on to Trimmelkam.
- Munich is 2-3 hours away from Tittmoning-Wiesmühl by train
- Salzburg is 40-50 min away from Trimmelkam by train
- Oberndorf, where Silent Night was composed and premiered, is nearby.
- See also Hell, Norway and other places with unusual names