John Lennon Wall, Prague

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Once a major source of irritation for the country's Communist regime, John Lennon Wall remains an important symbol of Prague's struggle for democracy. Young Czechs started writing their grievances here in the early 1980s, often clashing with security police on a nearby bridge. The wall lost its political edge in the 1990s and today features mostly John Lennon-inspired graffiti and fragments of well-known Beatles songs. The wall is a continuous work in progress, each new attempt to whitewash it simply providing tourists with a blank canvas on which to add more peace messages, drawings, and poems. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Prague holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the John Lennon Wall and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Easy to find and pretty to look at and read what people have written on the wall. Good for photo opportunities and obviously very popular  more »
  • Lennon wall one can find on the Kampa Island, near the Charles Bridge. It is worth to go there when you walk, because this is something else, quite different from the historic nature of the central part of the city. I saw this meisjce the first time, although I was already in Prague. Nice, although I read in the comments that it used to be much nicer. Hard to take a picture of a blank wall, because visits her a lot of people. Still worth a look, by the way.
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  • The place is popular among a rather younger visitors. To reach here you need to slightly deviate from the main route. Apparently this is not a must see in Prague, but here is a lot of positive energy. All colors of the Rainbow stimulate the imagination. After all it is just acting on the creator's imagination graffiti of "soul". In addition, the place is located in the most beautiful countryside in Prague-lesser quarter
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  • Super cool place and must see. If you want to see the wall without a million tourists blocking it, go in the early morning before 7. There was no one there when we went. It's very very worth the trip and a must see if in Prague. I thought it was going to be just a boring wall with graffiti but it was actually very very cool to see.
  • Beautiful works of art. It's interesting to see a piece of art that isn't stale; it's always changing and adding on. There were assorted messages on it (some cleaner than others) and different doodles. Not a huge tourist attraction but it is very close to the one end of the Charles bridge, so it is an easy detour.
  • The Lennon wall is interesting to see, but don't be overly excited to see it. It is simply a wall with much graffiti and tagging. It's interesting to look at, but is not nearly as interesting as the other sights Prague has to offer.
  • Well I love art so of course I'll go here but don't be misled by the hype. Lennon didn't have anything to do with this wall. People during the 60s communist era of Prague painted his image as a political symbol and it has since then known to be the Lennon wall. Depending on the social and political atmosphere, it is the images and messages change so nothing really stays on there long, anyone can put anything on the wall so you'll find anything from inappropriate drawings to names of people who were there that year. It's definitely a nice thing to see but don't expect too much as tourists crowd the place like any other site.
  • John Lennon wall is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Charles Street Bridge, and well worth the detour. The colours and the stories to be found for those to take the time to wander the wall, make the visit enjoyable. It's best enjoyed when you are there without the walking tour groups, so you can enjoy it in the quiet - which would be early or later in the day. It's open 24 hours a day, so easy to access and take in at your convenience.

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