The Dancing House, nicknamed ‘Fred and Ginger’ is an office building in downtown Prague. It was built in 1997 by Croatian-born Czech architect Vlado Milunic in co-operation with American architect Frank Gehry. It was built on a vacant riverfront plot, next to a building owned by Czech playwright and former …Read More »
Dancing House (Tancici dum) was built in 1996 by architects Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic. Václav Havel, the Czech playwright and former President, had strong support for avant-garde architecture and was instrumental in the controversial design being approved and built. People call the house ‘Fred and Ginger’ as it looks like a pair of dancers. The house stands out among the neo-baroque, neo-Gothic and art nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous. Although the building isn’t open to the public, on the 7th floor there is an expensive – and one of Prague’s best – restaurants, Celeste (French cousin). It is a nice place for dinner with magnificent views over the Vltava river and the castle.
Ginger & Fred Restaurant – this French restaurant has great views of the Vltava, great interior design and appealing menu. Location: Rašínovo nábřeží 80, dancing house.