Dancing House
Dancing House
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About
It's a modern building designed in 1996 by the american architect frank O. Gehry. On top there is a beautiful overview of the town with an external terrace of a bar. The external building remember two dancers and it is usually called by the citizen, Ginger and Fred.
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Neighbourhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred metres long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theatres. National Theatre near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • Charles' Square • 5 min walk
  • national Ave • 10 min walk
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  • GeirMic
    Lillehammer, Norway75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    View from the top is amazing!
    This is probably Pragues funniest building. Its with one of the bridges and I reccomend to take the lift to the top. You have to buy a drink or beer to visit the view on the top, and its worth it! Fantastic service and one awesome view over the Prague from the top!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Bianca W
    London, United Kingdom1,542 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building
    I didn't go to the viewing platform, just visited to have a look at this architectural marvel. Such an unusual shape for a building, easily visible from across the river as well. Very beautiful, and the bar at the top is supposed to be really good.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 26, 2023
  • jc44
    Twinsburg, Ohio182 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not sure why the reviews are so good…
    Based on our cab driver’s recommendation, we added this to our list in Prague. We took a tram from the Charles Bridge tower area for a couple stops. Having seen several Frank Gehry buildings, we were excited by the idea of a building modeled on Fred And Ginger! It is pretty underwhelming from the outside, although it might be more impressive at night? We went to the cafe on top and had a drink. The views were ok, but not really worth it for us.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 3, 2023
  • John K
    Knaresborough, United Kingdom1,657 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok
    We've been to Prague several times and never bothered with this, we decided to give it a try this time. Building looks out of place in Prague with all its grand old architecture but its modern and quirky. Elevator up to 7th floor and rooftop balcony. Good views out over the river which are good. You have to buy a drink to go on rooftop or pay 100 kr. Worth a visit just to say you've done it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Larry G
    Des Plaines, Illinois309 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best views in town, don't overlook it, just a tram ride away from Old Prague
    The cost to enter is the price of a drink. I had an express so my admission price was low. Other drinks are available. Plenty of outdoor seating for such a small place. A tram ride takes you a few blocks from the Dancing House.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 19, 2023
  • Elena
    Glasgow, United Kingdom61 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to see if nearby
    Worth seeing if you’re nearby but not worth travelling for. A fun building to look at but nothing spectacular. On a corner of a main road so not somewhere you’d want to stay for a while.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 7, 2023
  • Oliver R
    Swindon, United Kingdom4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Interesting Building
    Must see when in Prague, very interesting building to look at when walking past. Amongst the old architecture this building stands out for its quirkiness. No entry fee for the building either whereas in so many other cities there would be an entry fee. Must buy a drink but with the price of a coffee or bottle of beer this is a bargain. Views out over the river and of Prague castle its a perfect place to have a drink for 30-60 minutes and take in the city from a different viewpoint.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 20, 2023
  • Amy
    Ipswich, United Kingdom28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent view
    Excellent view from the sky bar, and unlike most sky bars in other cities, entry is free if you buy a drink. (The drinks are cheap.) We went around 2.30pm in December and it wasn’t too busy. The tables could do with a clean though.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 13, 2023
  • David C
    Reykjavik, Iceland36 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Average experience
    We went because of the fabulous building, and although we didn’t eat - we went for a drink in the Skylight Bar. Unfortunately it was a distinctly average experience. Lack of view and average drinks, with little atmosphere. Maybe in the summer when you can sit outside it would be better.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 10, 2024
  • richard2112
    Penrith, United Kingdom190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Different View
    Unusual buildings leaning into each other like dancers - usually Fred & Ginger are mentioned. Entry and lifts are free as is access to the Glass Bar and outside roof terrace if you buy a drink. It's a fairly small area and little cafe but inexpensive. Busy even in January. Worth it though for a different view of the city. If Insta is your life, there is apparently a spot across the road where you can get a photo kicking the buildings over....whatever !
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 13, 2024
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hsc32m
Liverpool, UK185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Commonly known as the dancing house or fred and ginger house, this quirky building/museum/restaurant and coffee shop is well worth a visit. We basically only wanted to go inside and to the viewing balcony. You can take the lift to the restaurant floor, up 2 steep flights of stairs and enter the coffee shop. You have to make a purchase in the shop before being allowed access but this is well worth the very reasonable price. Plus the added bonus of very nice coffee and hot chocolate for sale amongst a whole host of other typical cafe style food and drink. Definitely worth a visit
Written March 8, 2020
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Tigeriffic69
Leyland, UK1,220 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a great place, and is best seen with your own eyes. Best known as "Dancing House". This is a must visit when in Prague. You can go to the roof top terrace by lift, and a set of stairs. You can either pay 100 czk, or make a purchase, as entrance fee. It is well worth it, as there is seating at the top, and great views. I was there late afternoon, and stayed until it was dark, it did get chilly, and very busy, so get a seat while you can.
Written March 14, 2020
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Si_Dev_1
Bathgate, UK397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
After visiting the Staropramen Brewery we travelled one stop back on the metro and after a short walk arrived at the building. We really liked the design of it and after having a good look and taking some photos, we went in and took the lift to the bar on the 7th floor.
It's quite small with only about 7 or 8 tables but a couple of them were free as most people were outside enjoying the great views of the city. The drink prices are quite reasonable and after a couple we headed outside to the viewing area around the bottom of the circular sculpture.
If you go up to the bar just to have a look at the view you will be stopped from going outside and will have to purchase something - a small price to pay and why refuse a tipple of your choice. We spent a good couple of hours there having a few drinks watching the sun go down, people getting photos for their socials and generally chilling out on our last evening in Prague. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written March 11, 2022
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Peter Graysinp
Cos Cob, CT159 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
If it's called the dancing house they should at least let you dance. The art is nice, and would make for a good vibe if they would actually play music and let you DANCE. We couldn't even get drinks without going to the restaurant upstairs, which will be described in another review. That place was alright but took forever to get to because the elevators are jammed with tourists.

Some prankster glued a bunch of euro coins to the pavement around the entrance. If you see those, don't go for it.
Written January 22, 2020
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leedjjck
Tolland, CT985 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Dancing House in Prague is one of the uniques modern day building in Europe. Interesting and worth discussing what the designer meant in their design. Nicknamed Fred and Ginger which i couldn't see why. Worth a stop just to see it with other sites in Prague or after touring Vysehrad and walking back to the center of Prague by the Danube river.
Written January 13, 2020
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Annalisa
Monza, Italy604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This building is located in the city center, on the banks of the Vltava river. It represents two dancers, called Fred and Ginger (Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers). I love the way Fred looks serious and almost still on the right, while Ginger is completely bending on him. She really seems to move. It is possible to climb up to the top of Fred, but I had no time to do it, unfortunately.
Written January 12, 2020
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Cafe on the top is a nice place to visit.
We spent time inside with a drink, getting a nice table with great view from behind the large windows. We have been here several times over the years...for the view .

We were lucky that it was not crowded and we could enjoy a nice break on our way to Vysehrad later in the day.

The outdoor terrace - the roof top - is relatively small, free to visit if you have made a purchase in the cafe.

For tourists with limited time, it is a bit out of the way.
If you are heading to Vysehrad and want to take a short break, I recommend it.

Go for the view ....
Written September 25, 2020
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Andrea T
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The view was amazing. We timed our visit before sunset.
Unfortunately, we paid these extra 6euro pro person although we bought drinks. The platform is rather small and quickly full of people. Tables are few and they let people on the platform with no opportunity to sit sonewhere and enjoy the view.
Once in Prague i recommend to visit the Dancing House and its Glass Bar and the platform
But be fully aware to pay the entree fee and maybe not get a table. Go there shortly before sunset and enjoy afterwards a beautiful sight of the Dancing House when the lights are on.
Written May 12, 2024
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Maddie M
York, UK18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
slightly overrated. me and my partner walked here at night. when we arrived we thought the building was good and appreciated the architecture but we were unsure if it was worth the walk from old town just to visit the building. however, we do not go inside so the bar and views from the top may have made up for this.
Written January 19, 2023
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Mia Milo
Brunei Darussalam363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Never miss out this awesome and unique design platform of is unique, and especially striking in the city centre... Also, it is a modern building has daring, curvy outlines surrounded by historic architecture by Vlado Milunic and the American Frank Owen Gehry to initially name as the "Fred and Ginzger Building"... Worth of visit this awesome piece of art and passion😍😍😍
Written January 12, 2020
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