The Padlock Wall

Padlocks in Pécs, Hungary
On the Padlock Wall — Pécs, July 2007
If you ever go to the city of Pécs with your lover, don't forget to bring a padlock!
Several decades ago, a student left his padlock and its key on a grate in the center of this city of Southern Hungary, in a street close to the cathedral. It was his last day of school before summer holidays, and there was no need for him to bring such an old padlock back home.
A few days later, a couple of lovers saw the padlock on the grate. They engraved their names on another padlock, then locked it beside the first one. Other couples did the same. The tradition was born that lovers who lock a padlock to these grates get hitched forever themselves.
Thousands of padlocks are now locked on the grates of the padlock wall in Pécs. No doubt, it certainly means that the spell works.

2 comment(s):

    I think that this story was either the source or inspiration for/from the movie "Ho voglia di te"/"I need you", an italian love story... but there the same story tool place on a bridge of Tiber river in Rome. You can also find them next to Fontana di Trevi...or used to find them. That was last year on a church's gate. I believe that now the church officials decided to take the locks away.


    Great article blog thanks a lot for this nice informative blog. keep posting such a nice post.

    Smith ALan


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