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Bratislava and Vienna are said to be the two closest capital cities in the world - only 64 km or 40 miles apart.
Jewish Museum in Bratislava
The new Jewish Community Museum open in 2012 is located within Bratislava's only remaining synagogue in Heydukova street, in the city centre. The permanent exhibition Jews of Bratislava and Their Heritage showcases dozens of rare artifacts from unique pre-Holocaust photos to gold-embroidered mantles used to protect sacred biblical scrolls.
The museum is open to the public each year from 20th May to 10th October, every Friday from 1 pm to 4 pm and every Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm, except of Jewish holidays. Additional information is available at the museum website.
The public Museum of Jewish Culture housed in the late-Renaissance 17th century Mansion of the Zsigray Family on Zidovska 17 (on the side of the castle hill by the tram tunnel) is open daily except Saturdays, 11 am to 5 pm.
The exhibits opened in May 1993 feature the history and culture of Jews living in the territory of Slovakia since the times of the Great Moravian Empire. It shows the everyday life of the Jewish community, furnishing of synagogues, important Jews in Slovakia's History, as well as a section on the Holocaust.