A new residence is in order
After the division of the Countship of Württemberg between brothers Ulrich V and Ludwig I, the latter elevated the town of Urach to the new residential city and the palace became a residential palace. For 40 years, the land remained divided and had two capitals. In 1474, Count Eberhard V the Bearded and Barbara Gonzaga celebrated a grand wedding in the residential palace; people talked about it for years to come. The ambitious count, later duke, offered his cultured and wealthy Italian wife a brilliant wedding celebration that lasted several days.