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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The area
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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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  • Suzan L
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful building!
    Great view from the rooftop bar. If you buy a drink you get access to the small outside terrace. The price to get in or a beer is the same price…so why not enjoy the view with a cold drink. Would go back if I was ever in Prague again.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 5, 2023
  • 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 Kingdom1,626 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
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Magda M
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We were surprised there was a charge to go outside and the charge felt excessive in addition to buying drinks. The coffee was expensive and not good.
The charge should be advertised and notace at entrance.
Written June 21, 2024
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Koosha
California1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Nice view, good drinks, friendly staff. Manager doesn’t give the card tips to his employees. Not sure about legality but morally that’s a disgusting thing to do. Only tip in cash if you go.
Written June 18, 2024
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Andrea T
8 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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Anthony F
Croydon, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The biggest letdown I have ever been subjected to. Nothing special. It did not remotely show anything like dancing. The structure did not look anything special. It must have been the biggest SCAM- the area is dead - NOTHING to even interest you
Prague is SUPER - but this building is a COMPLETE LETDOWN🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈
Written May 8, 2024
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nefertari1313
Maribor, Slovenia313 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
On the top there is caffee and if you order drinks you can go outside on the terrace and see the view. It is nothing special, but the structure itself is very interesting.
Written May 5, 2024
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Monica K
Arizona8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
dancing hause you need to see if you like architecture in a modern way. this is a very nice building so it is worthy to go there
Written April 30, 2024
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Bertie1224
Northamptonshire, UK1,417 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Fascinating to see as you walk past. Lift to floor 7 and there is a viewing deck to look out BUT it is 150cz. Silly pricing. It’s a small space that does have decent views but you can get these elsewhere in better surroundings often for free. If they had to charge I would have set it at around £2 or 60cz. There is a small seating area before the viewing platform you can sit in for free and have a drink. Better to do that. I would not make a be-line for this building. Just peruse it as you walk past. Cafe on ground floor looked a nice place for a drink.
Written April 9, 2024
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Turco Traveler
Antalya, Türkiye1,096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
The Dancing House (Czech: Tančící dům), or Ginger and Fred, is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building on the Rašínovo nábřeží (Rašín Embankment) in Prague, Czech Republic. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in cooperation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot. The building was designed in 1992. The construction, carried out by BESIX, was completed four years later in 1996.
Written March 31, 2024
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Justin Bowen
Manchester, UK131 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Paid to Celkem: 450, (€6) to go up to the viewing deck. Nice view of the city, but not a great experience. Overpriced and very crowded. Better ways to see the city, save your money.
Written March 30, 2024
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Dzeny
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
You enter the hotel and get to the 7th floor by elevator. They you can pay for a drink or pay the entrance fee 100CZK to reach the balcony and take pictures there.

It was quite crowded in March, and it was rainy and windy that day.

This place is beautiful and is a must when visiting Prague!
Written March 25, 2024
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