There's a town in Austria named f*cking. The mayor has to go to these extreme measures to protect signage!
The Austrian town of Fucking has erected theft-proof road signs embedded in concrete blocks.’
Officials acted because they were fed up with English-speaking tourists stealing them as souvenirs.
After the last ‘Welcome to Fucking’ sign was stolen, Mayor Siegfried Hauppl ordered brand new theft-proof road signs.
They are bolted and welded to steel posts embedded in concrete in the ground and the mayor added: “It would take all night to steal one.”
Fucking always attracts a lot of attention in the summer months, with tourists driving up from nearby Salzburg to pose for pictures in front of the Fucking signs.
But Mayor Hauppl said that while the money tourists spent in the area was welcome, locals were fed up with having to replace the signs.