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Dancing House
Things to see at Dancing House:
A bucket list of the top sights at Dancing House, ordered by popularity.
1. Praga
2. Tancici dum
3. Casa Danzante
4. Jiraskuv most
5. Moldava
6. Manes
7. Tanzendes Haus
8. Palackeho most
9. Nove Mesto
10. Naplavka
11. Matylda
12. Praag
13. Jirasek Bridge
14. Palackeho Namesti
15. PRAGA REPUBLICA CHECA

The Dancing House (Czech: Tančící dům), or Fred and Ginger, 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 and completed in 1996.

The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time because the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous, and in the opinion of some it does not accord well with these architectural styles. The then Czech president, Václav Havel, who lived for decades next to the site, had avidly supported this project, hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity.

Gehry originally named the house Fred and Ginger (after the famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – the house resembles a pair of dancers) but this nickname is now rarely used; moreover, Gehry himself was later "afraid to import American Hollywood kitsch to Prague", and thus discarded his own idea.

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