Bernstein, Burgenland, market town in the district of Oberwart, 617 m, 2,493 inhabitants, 38.99 km2, situated north of Oberwart in the Tauchen valley, on the Southern slope of the Bernstein mountains. - Museum of rocks, extraction and processing of magnesium silicate, tourism. - First mentioned in a document from 1249, castle (13th , 16th and 17th centuries, today a hotel), hall with a Renaissance vault and stucco ceiling; pillory.
Literature#H. Prickler, Geschichte der Herrschaft Bernstein, 1960.