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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  • We were on a walking tour and the tour guide showed us this sight. I thought is was an amazing insight into some of their history. It is a must see  more »
  • Its a big graffiti wall basically but theres some really nice art on it and instagram worthy pics.we visited on a friday afternoon and it was quite busy but if your in the area its worth the 10 minute...  more »
  • This Memorial to John Lennon maybe for us you don't mean much, but for praguers worth as much as it was a symbol of rebellion to political totalitarianism. I think it deserves to be seen and it is not far from the Charles Bridge.
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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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