Prague is a city brimming with Gothic, Art Nouveau and Baroque architecture. And yet amongst it all, there is a 20th century building that contrasts so dramatically, it’s almost audible. It is of course, the aptly named Fred and Ginger Dancing House of Prague.

Fred and Ginger Dancing House of Prague

The building is an office block. But just look at it! It’s not just another boring office building.  Doesn’t it look like a man holding a woman in a dancing embrace?

Meet the Fred and Ginger Dancing House of Prague! Just look at it! Doesn’t it look like a man holding a woman in a dancing embrace?

The building sponsors had pretty much unlimited funding for the design and architects Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunić got to work. They wanted something to reflect the transition from Czechoslovakia’s communist regime to democracy. As such, they designed a building of 2 parts: static and dynamic.

The building is an office block. But just look at it! It’s not just another boring office building.  Doesn’t it look like a man holding a woman in a dancing embrace?

It’s hardly surprising that it was originally nicknamed Fred and Ginger. Not only was there a certain magic between Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers but they stood out amongst their nimble footed peers. Similarly, not only does the now affectionately named Dancing House resemble a couple dancing, but its modern architecture deviates from its olde world surroundings too.


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Traveller top tips: the views from the top of the Fred and Ginger Dancing House of Prague are fabulous. There is a top floor restaurant and viewing deck. If you buy a drink, entry is free and you get to watch the sun setting behind Prague Castle.

Top tip for you road trippers: Prague may not seem a likely road trip destination but Czech Republic at large, certainly is! Prague is one of the most beautiful of all the European capital cities. There’s an abundance of amazing architecture, fantastically controversial artwork and all reasonably priced. Don’t miss out on a visit to Prague on your Czech Republic road trip!

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