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[img1]The finals of the European Trophy - the Red Bulls Salute - will be played from December 13th to December 16th, 2012 in Vienna and Bratislava. It will be the first time the Red Bulls Salute, an invitational tournament that became the final of the European Trophy in 2010, will not be played in Salzburg.

Launched as the Red Bulls' invitation tournament and now the highlight of their international calendar, the event continues to break new ground and after seven years it will, for the first time, not be staged in Salzburg. The Red Bulls Salute 2012 is seeking new international challenges and this year will, in addition to Vienna - which was added as a venue last year - take place for the very first time in Bratislava (Slovakia).

Maros Krajci, General Manager of Slovan Bratislava Hockey Club says: "Bratislava is looking forward to welcoming the final tournament of the most prestigious ice hockey club competition in Europe. The city proved to be a fine host of the last year´s IIHF World Championship in its modernized 10,000 seat arena. Bratislava will get another great opportunity to foster its international image and attractiveness on the background of a first-class sporting event. For me personally, hosting Europe´s best hockey clubs will be a first-class gift for our enthusiastic fans at the end of the year in which we celebrate the 90th anniversary of playing ice hockey in our city."

Red Bulls Salute 2012 in schedule Bratislave:

Thurday 13.12. 17:00: HV71 Jönköping - Tappara Tampere

Thurday 13.12. 20:30: HC SLOVAN Bratislava - Färjestads BK Karlstad

Saturday 15.12. 20:30: semifinals

Sunday 16.12. 20:00: finals

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.

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