Zlaté Piesky

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Not to be confused with Golden Sands.
Zlaté piesky
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Coordinates 48°11′05″N 17°11′22″E / 48.18472°N 17.18944°E / 48.18472; 17.18944Coordinates: 48°11′05″N 17°11′22″E / 48.18472°N 17.18944°E / 48.18472; 17.18944
Basin countries Slovakia
Settlements Bratislava
Zlaté Piesky in summer 2009

Zlaté Piesky (literally Golden Sands) is a lake and a summer resort in northeastern Bratislava, Slovakia, near the D1 motorway.

Characteristics[edit]

The water area stretches 400 metres, with the depth reaching 30 metres. The lake and surrounding area is the largest recreational and sporting region in Bratislava. On its northern shore, there is a major tent camp called Intercamp and several restaurants; there is a major shopping centre within walking distance.

Visitors can enjoy different sports at the resort, such as swimming, volleyball, streetball, mini-golf, tennis and others.

The 1976 tragedy[edit]

Main article: ČSA Flight OK-NAB

On 28 July 1976, Zlaté Piesky witnessed one of the most tragic airplane crashes in the history of Czechoslovakia. A Czechoslovak Airlines plane en route from Prague to Bratislava failed to land at the nearby airport and crashed into the lake. Seventy passengers and six crew members died.

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