In 1598 one of the most magnificent events in the south-west of Germany was held in the newly constructed Renaissance palace: The marriage of the then successor Johann Georg of Hohenzollern-Hechingen with Franziska, Waldgravine and Rhine Countess of Salm-Neufville. Under the direction of the father of the bridegroom, Eitel Frederick I, Count of Hohenzollern-Hechingen, the grand festivities lasted an entire week. Over 1000 guests were invited, of which 200 were noblemen from all over southern Germany. The wedding was one of the high points of the rule of Eitel Frederick, who lead the small principality and Hechingen, the seat of power, into a period of blossoming.
There is an audio-visual presentation on the Hohenzollern Wedding in the State Museum of Hohenzollern in the Old Palace.