The Dancing House Of Prague

The Dancing House, or Fred and Ginger, is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building on the Rašínovo nábřeží in Prague, Czech Republic. It was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić and Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry back in 1994. The story of the Dancing house reaches back to the end of World War II, when the previous building standing on the site was destroyed during the bombing of Prague by the Allies. The unusually shaped building, an example of the deconstructivist architectural style, is based on a reinforced concrete construction with 99 differently shaped adjoined facade panels. The frontispiece consists of two towers, resembling a dancing couple. On the top of the Dancing House, there is a dome, called “Medusa” for its shape. The building has 9 floors and the rooms in it are asymmetrical. The Dancing House primarily contains offices. The house reaches over the street line onto the pavement.

On the uppermost floor of the house, there is a restaurant called what else – “Ginger & Fred”. The modern-looking, high cuisine restaurant with artistic elements offers French and international dishes and offers an amazing view of Prague’s panorama. Yet another public space of the Dancing House is the Dancing House Gallery. Located on the ground floor, the Gallery focuses mainly on the top of the contemporary world and Czech art. It also supports young talent. Nowadays, the Dancing House is considered one of the most valuable post modern buildings in Prague and an important part of the Czech capital’s architecture. You should definitely visit the Dancing House for the fact, among other things, that this unmistakable gem of Prague’s post modern architecture also offers a rare view of the Vltava River and Prague Castle. 

There is no such entry fee levied on the entry. It is accessible daily from 10 am to 10 pm. The terrace with its amazing view is accessible via the Glass Bar. Glass Bar is open everyday from 10 am to midnight. The restaurant is open everyday from 11 am to midnight and the gallery is open every day from 10 am to 8 pm and the entrance fee is 190 CZK.

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