John Lennon Wall
The original painted image of Lennon was quickly surrounded by political graffiti and Beatles lyrics, becoming an important part of the nonviolent rebellion of Czech youth and a constant source of annoyance for the police, who repeatedly painted over the wall, only to have the graffiti reappear just days later. Today, it is one of Prague’s most vibrant attractions, better known for its aesthetic appeal that as a symbol of resistance.Many city tours, by bus, foot, or Segway, make time for a visit to (and photo opportunity at) the John Lennon Wall. Tours that are specifically focused on Prague’s Cold War history provide more in-depth insight into the wall’s significance within the dissident movement. Additionally, the wall features in tours of sites important to Prague’s musical history.