At an elevation of 438 meters on the Cresta del Gallo Sierra, Castillo de La Luz is an 9th century construction built by the Moors. The castle was part of Murcia's defense buildings and a check point between the coast and the city. A tank, and parts of a wall and a tower, still stand. It was abandoned in the 13th century after Murcia was merged to the kingdom of Castilia.
Prunn Castle is perched on an almost vertical Jurassic outcrop high above the Altmühl river valley south-west of Regensburg. Its impressive appearance from a distance is matched by the views from the castle of the surrounding Altmühltal countryside.
Lords of Prunn were first mentioned in 1037, and they will have certainly chosen the site because of its favourable position on several transportation routes. The castle itself dates from around 1200, a time when many castles were being built. The Danube region centring around Kelheim became very important in this period under the Bavarian duke Ludwig I. One of the oldest parts of the castle is the 31-metre keep.
In 1288, Duke Ludwig of Bavaria acquired the castle from the lords of Prunn-Laaber. In the first half of the 14th century the duke then invested the Fraunberg vom Haag family with the castle.