Bratislava During Medieval Times
At the end of the 10th century the Hungarian state was established,
with the territory of present-day Bratislava annexed to it in the reign
of Stephen I (1001-1038). Bratislava became an important economic and
administrative centre of the Hungarian borderland. Alongside the
advantages following from this position, the significance of the castle
at Bratislava and its vicinity was also bringing disadvantages in the
form of frequent military attacks. As early as 1042, German King Henry
I destroyed Bratislava. Further military unrest occurred between 1074 -
1077 in relation to a dispute regarding the Hungarian throne.
In the 13th century, royal privileges were granted to Bratislava. A
significant period in the life of the town at the turn of the 14 th and
15th centuries was that during the reign of Sigismund of Luxembourg.
Sigismund confirmed earlier donations and privileges granted to the
town by the ruling families of Arpads and Anjouos and then, granting
new privileges, he accentuated Bratislava as a prominent political and
economic town within Hungary. Based on his decree of 1405, Bratislava
ranked amongst the most significant towns that have been called royal
towns since then. In 1434, he granted the town a heraldic deed, with
the right to use a coat of arms depicting three towers above an open
gate in city walls.
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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