Bratislava In 19th Century
The beginning of the 19th century was borne in the sign of the
Napoleonic wars. After the battle at Austerlitz in 1805, the so-called
Peace of Pressburg was concluded between France and Austria in the
Mirror hall of the Primacial palace . Nevertheless, the peace did not
last for long and, as soon as 1809, Napoleon's army damaged the town
with shellfire from the right bank of the Danube.
From the 1830s, a rapid upswing of industry began in the city,
supported by the introduction of state-of-the-art transportation. To a
great extent, fast transport was only enabled on the Danube by
steamboats, capable of also sailing upstream. Steam trains started
running from 1848 .
The last big political event in the city of Hungarian times was a
session of the Hungarian assembly of estates during 1847-1848 . In
March 1848, the assembly voted for the abolition of serfdom. Emperor
Ferdinand V subsequently visited Bratislava, signing and declaring the
so-called Acts of March in the Mirror hall of the Primacial palace on
11 April 1848 . After the dissolution of the last Hungarian assembly,
and the moving of the political seat of Hungary to Pest, Bratislava
becomes a politically less significant centre.
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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