Italian splendor in Urach
Barbara Gonzaga is closely tied to the history of Urach. The educated Italian princess came to the small southern German city more than 500 years ago, as the bride of Count Eberhard V, bringing the residence a special splendor. Her wedding to the count was a sensational event lasting four days and including an opulent banquet and several thousand guests. Although Barbara contributed greatly to the Urach court, she never felt at home there. As of 1495 she became the first Duchess of Württemberg, ruled by her husband Duke Eberhard I.