The Dancing House, finished in 1996, symbolizes the intertwining of opposing influences: Eastern and Western, Communist past and democratic future. Designed by architects from opposite sides the Atlantic Ocean – Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunić - It’s curved walls were inspired by the dancing pair of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. With window-lined rooms and a modern, minimalist vibe (including fun neon-colored lights that you control) this centrally located hotel embraces the contemporary side of its renowned symbolism. A sparkling chandelier oversees breakfast in the namesake Fred & Ginger restaurant on the top level, and hotel guests can skip the cover charge in the rooftop cocktail bar and observation deck offering 360-degree views.
Time Out tip: Request a room on the river side and wake up to the sight of the Prague Castle from your bed. Just remember to grab a robe when approaching your windows—there is always a crowd across the street photographing the exterior of the building!
St. Cyril and St. Methodius Cathedral: For a fascinating, personal story of WWII resistance
I Need Coffee: For specialty espresso to take away and walk along the river
Naplavka: For a riverside farmer’s market by day and local hangout by night