One of the places that is incredibly popular in Prague is the Lennon Wall. In fact, J. Lennon never visited Prague and still became the symbol of one of its greatest landmarks. The story of the Lennon Wall started in the 1980s when a few artists used lyrics from the Beatles’ songs that emphasize today’s issues. Initially, the wall was decorated with love poems that contained small yet meaningful messages about the regime of the 1960s. During these times, the wall was also known as the “Crying Wall” since it was representing the frustration people felt with Communism and the life under the regime. Sign of freedom and peace When John Lennon got murdered, the wall quickly became a sign of
With Easter just around the corner, we decided it’s the right time to highlight a few of the greatest and most popular Czech Easter traditions Kraslice Kraslice, also known as a hand-painted and decorated egg, is one of Easter’s most famous symbols. There are many ways to paint an egg, depending on the skills and instruments of the craftsmen. For example, the most common materials used are beeswax, straw, hay, watercolors, onion peels, and picture stickers. As for designs, some of the go-to patterns are geometric, flowers and leaves, and snowflakes. There are no limits to the color scheme, so you can get as creative as you wish! Fun tradition: girls give their decorated eggs to boys who whip them
Prague is a magnificent city with a rich history and breathtaking architecture. Walking around the Old Town is one of Prague’s perks (despite the crowded streets!): it allows you to enjoy the Gothic buildings, which were not ruined during wars or invasions. Most of the Czech citizens and expats get to admire such city views daily while going to school, university or work. But if you really had to cherry-pick or were in Prague only for a few days, where would you go? We decided to inspire you with the top 5 places where you can get some spectacular views of Prague! 1. Letna Gardens The first place, which has a great view of the entire Prague, is Letná Gardens.