This Dancing House in Prague is in every tourist guidebook of the city. However, I really have mixed feelings about listing it as a tourist attraction. Alright, it’s different, eh? It’s not the usual building you can find in Prague, but, ok, it’s….unique?
Now, let’s take a closer look at this piece of architecture.
The glass tower is certainly the woman in the dancing duo, right? And she’s obviously wearing a skirt! Isn’t she curvy?
The stone tower on the right is, of course, the man. I wonder why the man only has a leg and the woman has six legs? 😀 😀
But do you know that the dancing duo has names? They are named after Fred Astair and his dancing partner, Ginger Rogers. Thus, the Dancing House is also called “Fred and Ginger.”
And guess what – you can actually go up there at the Fred and Ginger Restaurant. The views of the river and parts of the Charles Bridge and the Prague Palace are visible from here.
I think the reason why this building is because it’s designed by Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic. Don’t forget to check out the buildings around the Dancing House. Many of them are wonderful, historical and colorful, too!
I stayed at Cosmopole Hostel in a busy area where public transport to and from the train station is just a few steps from the door. The Old Town is around 20 minutes walk, passing by some of the city’s unique architecture. The hostel is surrounded by shops and cafes that are even late at night. The rooms are quite small, but with only four people in it, you can still move around comfortably. Be aware that Prague is pretty expensive, so finding cheap accommodation can be a challenge. It’s also super touristy here, the earlier you book, the better you have the chance to get a bed space.
These hostels are in the center of the Old Town: SafeStay Prague and Hostel Homer. If you can afford, the Corinthia Hotel Prague is for you. You can book all of these hotel/hotels in Prague via Booking, TripAdvisor, HostelWorld, and Expedia.