The Lennon Wall is a famous attraction in Prague, Czech Republic, that is covered with colorful graffiti and messages inspired by John Lennon and his songs. The wall started as a form of protest against the communist regime in the 1980s, when young people expressed their dissatisfaction and longing for freedom by painting Lennon’s portrait and lyrics on the wall. The wall became a symbol of peace, love and resistance, and was constantly changing as new messages and artworks were added over time. The wall is located at Velkopřevorské náměstí (Grand Priory Square), Malá Strana, across from the French Embassy. It is owned by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, which allowed the graffiti to continue.
The Lennon Wall is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and admission is free. You can visit the wall anytime you want, but it might be less crowded in the early morning or late evening. You can also join a guided tour that will take you to the wall and tell you more about its history and significance. There are many tours that include the wall as part of their itinerary, such as walking tours, bike tours or segway tours. You can find more information about the tours online or at the tourist information centers.
To get to the Lennon Wall, you can walk from the Charles Bridge, which is only a 5-minute walk away. You can also take a bus line 194 and get off at the Malostranské náměstí stop, which is close to the wall. Alternatively, you can take a tram line 12, 15, 20 or 22 and get off at the Hellichova stop, which is about a 10-minute walk from the wall.
When you visit the Lennon Wall, you can admire the colorful graffiti and messages that cover every inch of the wall. You can also look for references to John Lennon and his songs, such as his portrait, his glasses or his lyrics. You might even see some musicians playing Beatles songs near the wall. If you want to leave your own mark on the wall, you can bring some spray paint or markers and write or draw something on the wall. However, be respectful of other people’s artworks and messages and do not cover them completely. You can also take some photos of the wall or with the wall as a backdrop.
Some tips for visiting the Lennon Wall are:
- Be aware that the wall is constantly changing and what you see today might not be there tomorrow.
- Be respectful of other visitors and do not block their view or access to the wall.
- Do not litter or damage the wall or its surroundings.
- Do not use offensive or hateful language or images on the wall.
- Enjoy the creative and peaceful atmosphere of the wall and its surroundings.