Dancing House Prague

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Dancing House

The Dancing Houseis the nickname given to the building on the Rašín Embankment in Prague. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in cooperation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry.

The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time.  The house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous. In the opinion of some it does not accord well with these architectural styles. Václav Havel (former Czech President), who lived for decades close to the site, had avidly supported this project.  Havel hoped that the building would become a center of cultural activity.

Gehry originally named the house Fred and Ginger, after the famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. As Dancing house resembles a pair of dancers. But this nickname is now rarely used.

Glass Bar

An exclusive bar located on the top floor of the Dancing House, featuring a breathtaking view.

Ginger & Fred Restaurant

Try a combination of great taste, a unique view and stylish interior.„I base my cooking on French cuisine, which is closest to my heart. However, the Ginger & Fred restaurant has an international menu. We use a lot of local ingredients and we cooperate mainly with local suppliers,” says chef Rudolf Doležal. Ginger & Fred is located on the seventh floor of the Dancing Building, where you can enjoy original dishes in the company of works of modern heart and with a view of Hradčany. They change the menu four times a year and  also offer daily specials in addition to the regular menu. In summer, you must not miss out on the  broad selection of ice creams and sorbetss.  Ginger & Fred is an ideal place for business and private lunches, romantic dinners and company parties.

Come and experience the combination of quality dining and an exceptional atmosphere!

Dancing house hotel: Newly opened luxury hotel, offering 21 luxurious rooms with unforgettable views of Prague Castle, a café and a top-floor restaurant.

 

Prague is not only St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge or Powder Tower. Today it’ also the Dancing House that makes Prague itself. Building Nationale Nederlanden, also known as the Dancing House or Ginger and Fred is quickly becoming noticeable part of Prague’s architecture. Development team had courage to incorporate Frank Gehry’s and Vlado Milunić’s proposal into traditional urban setting. This bold step has aroused attention among both general public and experts in Czech Republic and abroad, resulting in many awards. Dancing House is considered unmistakable and magnificent structure and became an integral part of Prague.

DANCING HOUSE Prague

 

Dancing House Gallery Prague

Gallery offers visitors a program with the focus on presentation of the best contemporary Czech and world art. Dancing House Gallery also seeks to discover and promote young talented artists and help them to succeed, gain recognition from experts and attract public attention. The scope of the gallery activities, however, goes much further. Dancing House Gallery seeks to connect the everyday world of people with the world of art through guided tours, lectures, discussions and other professional activities and by raising awareness about contemporary art and the art market to the general public. Opening hours: Daily 10 a.m. – 20 p.m. Admission: Adults 190 CZK Students under 26 years 100 CZK Children under 15 years, seniors 70 CZK Children under 3 years, ZPT license holders, journalists – free entry Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children under 15 years) – 380 CZK

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