The Dancing House, also known as Fred and Ginger is a multipurpose building known for its extravagant architecture that is situated in Prague, Czech Republic. The building was a redevelopment of a building that had been heavily destroyed in the Second World War, it wasn’t until almost 50 years later that work started to redevelop the plot in which the previous building stood. The current building was built between 1992 and 1996, its architects were Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry and their designs were controversial. The two architects designed a building that is non-traditional to the area and doesn't fit in with the local Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau style. It is the fact that it is such an odd looking building in the area and such an interesting architectural style that makes it a point of interest in the city.
The closest tram stop to Dancing House is ‘Karlovo náměstí’, which is accessible by travelling on the 4, 6, 22, 23, 91, 96, 97 and 99 lines. The closest metro station is also ‘Karlovo náměstí’, use line B to get there.
Opening Times and Admission
The building is quite restricted to have a look around due to its various uses, such as a hotel. So it's best to just visit from the outside.