|Coordinates: 53°49′N 11°07′E / 53.817°N 11.117°ECoordinates: 53°49′N 11°07′E / 53.817°N 11.117°E|
|• Mayor||Günter Cords|
|• Total||17.56 km2 (6.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||22 m (72 ft)|
|• Density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Bernstorf is also a part of the municipality Kranzberg in the district of Freising in southern Bavaria, north of Munich. At Bernstorf a Bronze Age fortification was found in 1904 by local historian Josef Wenzl. It was dated at around 1360 B.C. and is the largest known Bronze Age settlement north of the Alps. Most significant were finds of gold and amber objects which contained writings in Mycenaean Greek Linear B. These objects were found by amateur archaeologists Manfred Moosauer and Traudl Bachmair in 1998. The objects are now kept in the national Bavarian archaeological collection in Munich.