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The Lennon Wall in Prague is far from being just a popular tourist attraction where people come to take pictures. Most importantly, it is a symbol. A symbol of what, you may ask. You will get the best idea about that yourself from its extraordinary history full of twists, stories and special memories. The following texts will outline it to you.

They can either initiate you into the matter before visiting the Lennon Wall Story or serve as a recapitulation of what you have learnt there. The exposition guarantees deeper experience and knowledge thanks to authentic photos, audio and video recordings, objects connected to the Lennon Wall and interviews with witnesses – soon in the Lennon Wall Story!

Now, let’s come back in time to when the streets of Prague were not yet full of cars or curious tourists from all over the world…

Let me take you down ’cause I’m going to…

Artistic Kampa in the 60s and 70s

Wall of John Lennon

Year after year on 8 December

In a larger style – 2nd half of the 80s

Freedom, ongoing legacy and tourists

The Lennon Wall of the 21st century

Sources of information

BLAŽEK, Petr, LAUBE, Roman; POSPÍŠIL, Filip. Lennonova zeď v Praze: neformální shromáždění mládeže na Kampě 1980–1989. Praha: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR, 2003. 340 s. + 1 CD. ISBN 80-7285-032-6

KOTRLÁ, Jitka. Kontroverze obrazu ve veřejném prostoru na příkladu Lennonovy zdi v Praze. Diplomová práce. Praha: Univerzita Karlova,  Fakulta humanitních studií, 2019. 

Wikipedia [online]. Lennonova zeď, naposledy upraveno 6. 10. 2020. Dostupné z: https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lennonova_zeď

Sources of pictures

David Sedlecký – Vlastní dílo, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27714839

Eva Ticháková