Paris and New York are some favorite destinations. However, everybody wants to go there. Why don’t you choose one of our weird selections of cities? Here are 10 weird cities you can visit for fun. Plan your next travel to the Surprise Town, or simply go Fucking!
World’s Most Weird Cities:
10. Fucking, Austria
Fucking is a real city in Australia. They attempted to change the name to Fugging, but they were not successful since there is another city with the same name. Both cities were named after Focko, a noble from the Bavarian region. The Fucking village is located in Tarsdorf, at the western side of Australia. It is a tiny town with a bit more than a hundred people, and it has become a touristic place just for the name and its resemblance to the word in English.
9. Hell, Norway
Next time somebody sends you to Hell, you should know it is not as bad as it sounds. It is a pleasant town in Norway. Unlike what people think, Hell is cold, not hot. You will find Hell’s attractions in the signs all over the place. There is a grocery store, a railway station, a retirement home, a gas station, and even a fast food place named after the town. The meaning of the name is “Cliff Cave,” coming from a word from the Old Norse.
8. Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania
Bird in hand is a city of around 400 people in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It depicts a name coming from the Swiss Mennonites in 1715. The unusual name is accompanied by a traditional town with Mennonite and Amish population that still stick to their old costumes. You can find buggy and horse rides, to live like the Amish used to.Top 10 World's Most Weird #Cities You Can Visit for Fun Click To Tweet
7. Dinosaur, Colorado
If you are a fan of creatures walking on earth millions of years ago, then you must visit Dinosaur, Colorado. In fact, they are fans too because they changed the name of the city after these creatures. The original name was Artesia, but they changed it in 1966 to take pride of the Dinosaur National Monument. The population has not changed in the past 50 years, ranging between 300 and 340 people. However, there are various prehistorical sites, like the Mantle’s Cave, the Rial Chew Ranch Complex, and the Castle Park Archeological District.
6. Condom, Geers
Opposite to Montreal in France, you will find the Condom Town. The name does not refer to a preservative, but to an abbreviation of Condatomagoss, which stands for the market of the field of confluences. It eventually was reduced to Condom as the town’s name stands today. For French people, the resemblance is not evident, but for any English-speaking person, it is. Next time you’re told to go get a Condom, just be careful not to end up in the Condom Town.
5. Mars, Pennsylvania
Mars is closest than it seems. It is in Pennsylvania, and it all started as a post office. On 1896, it was officially on the map. Next, they built a railway station on Mars so you could get there by train. Martians are not green, and they live normal lives. There is even a Mars Elementary School which seems ordinary. If you want to see it for yourself, then get to Pennsylvania.
4. Krungthep Mahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathani Burirom-udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanu Kamprasit
The short name of “Krungthep Mahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathani Burirom-udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanu Kamprasit” is simply Bangkok. It is a ceremonial name that means “the magnificent City of angels, immortals, royal palaces, and the nine gems, seat of the king, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s behest.” Visit Bangkok and memorize its full name. It is under the Guinness Records as the longest name for a city.Top 10 World's Most Weird #Cities You Can Visit for Fun Click To Tweet
3. Why, Arizona
There are not many people in Why, Arizona. It is a small desertic town near to the border with Mexico. If you like to go on the wild and live with nature in desertic places, this is a paradise for you. I know many people are not fond of that kind of diversion. However, if there is nothing better to do, why not visit Why?
2. Ugley, Essex
Ugley is a picturesque town in Essex, England. The original name of the town was Ugghelea, which means woodland clearing of a man named Ugga. The name derived to Ugley as it is known today. You will not find anything ugly in this town. There is a Church devoted to St. Peter from the 13-th century, and the house of the first Earl of Orford, dated back to 1700.
1. Surprise, Arizona
Surprise, Arizona is a thriving city growing fast. It has developed almost 300% over the past ten years and continues. The city started in 1938, with Surprise as the name in mind. Indeed, it has honored its name with the increasingly growing population, buildings and services.
- World’s Most Weird Cities:
- 10. Fucking, Austria
- 9. Hell, Norway
- 8. Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania
- 7. Dinosaur, Colorado
- 6. Condom, Geers
- 5. Mars, Pennsylvania
- 4. Krungthep Mahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathani Burirom-udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanu Kamprasit
- 3. Why, Arizona
- 2. Ugley, Essex
- 1. Surprise, Arizona