Love padlocks (also known as Love Locks) are a custom by which padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate, bridge or similar public fixture by sweethearts to symbolize their everlasting love. Love padlocks have existed for quite some time, though there are no certain sources for their origin. In Europe, love padlocks started appearing in the early 2000s. If you walk in the Lesser Town, very close to the Lennon Wall, you will see small locks on the gate over the canal. Legend has it that when you find your true love, you carve your names on a lock and lock it onto the gate. You then throw the key into the canal.
Free Prague Walking Tour
During the 4-hour walking tour of Prague, you will be introduced to the most interesting and significant historical sites in Prague, such as the Jewish Quarter, the historical buildings of the Old Town and the renowned Charles Bridge, before finishing off at the Prague Castle.