Location of Bernstorf within Nordwestmecklenburg district
Coordinates: 53°49′N 11°07′E / 53.817°N 11.117°E / 53.817; 11.117Coordinates: 53°49′N 11°07′E / 53.817°N 11.117°E / 53.817; 11.117
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Nordwestmecklenburg
Municipal assoc. Grevesmühlen-Land
  Mayor Günter Cords
  Total 17.56 km2 (6.78 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
  Total 329
  Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 23936
Dialling codes 03881
Vehicle registration NWM

Bernstorf is a municipality in the Nordwestmecklenburg district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

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.


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