Moštanica Monastery is one of the largest Serbian monasteries in Bosnia. Impressed by its rich and harmonious medieval architecture, visitors are usually unanimous that this is one of the most stunning monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the country. Dating back to the 12th century and being one of only two female monasteries (besides Gomionica Monastery) in northern Bosnia & Herzegovina, Moštanica is also one of the oldest convents, if not the oldest one. Covered with a veil of mystery, this beauty dedicated to the Archangel Michael had a tempestuous past, being burnt down and rebuilt no fewer than nine times. So, history lovers and faith seekers, get ready, this is the story for you.References:
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.