Players of the German National Ice Hockey Team used their day-off to pay a visit to the pupils of the Deutsch Slovakische Begegnungsschule school in Bratislava.

Pupils wait for the players of the German National Hockey Team.

A boy prepares the German flag to welcome the players of the German National Hockey Team.

Pupils wait for the players of the German National Hockey Team.

Children wave flags during a visit of the German national ice hockey team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Children wave flags during a visit of the German national ice hockey team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Thy're comming!

German national ice hockey team players (L-R) Justin Krueger, Christopher Fischer and Korbinian Holzer are greeted by children during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German national ice hockey team players Constantin Braun (L) and Marcus Kink (R) during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German national ice hockey team players Korbinian Holzer (L) and goalkeeper Dennis Endras (2ndL) during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011.

German national ice hockey team goalkeeper Dennis Endras (R) is seen during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German national ice hockey team player Jochen Reimer (L) listens to a speech of the pupils during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011.

German national ice hockey team player Marcus Kink reacts during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011.

German national ice hockey team players (L-R) Justin Krueger, Korbinian Holzer, Jochen Reimer and Constantin Braun sing with children during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German national ice hockey team players (L-R) Korbinian Holzer, Justin Krueger, Constantin Braun, Jochen Reimer, Christopher Fischer and goalie Dennis Endras joke with children during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011.

German national ice hockey team players (L-R) Korbinian Holzer, Justin Krueger, Constantin Braun and Jochen Reimer joke with children during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German national ice hockey team player Marcus Kink (R) signs autographs during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German national ice hockey team player Constantin Braun (C) signs autographs during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German national ice hockey team player Constantin Braun (C) signs autographs during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German national ice hockey team players Christopher Fischer (L) and Justin Krueger (R) sign autographs during a visit of the German team to the 'Deutsch-Slowakische Begegnungsschule' (German-Slovakian encounter school) in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 May 2011. More than 180 Slovak and German children learn in German language at the school. EPA/PETER HUDEC