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.
The 1976 tragedy
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.
Aerial photos and maps
- Google, Inc. "satellite view of Zlaté piesky". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Zlat%C3%A9+Piesky,+Bratislava-Ru%C5%BEinov,+Slovensk%C3%A1+republika&hl=sk&ie=UTF8&ll=48.183056,17.189269&spn=0.015823,0.042272&sll=-18.777079,146.665941&sspn=0.005617,0.010568&oq=Zlat%C3%A9+P&t=k&hnear=Zlat%C3%A9+piesky,+82104+Ru%C5%BEinov,+Slovensk%C3%A1+republika&z=15. Retrieved 2012-02-04.
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