The Renaissance architecture had been brought to Prague from Italy by the first Habsburg king of Czechia, Ferdinand I. At that time, Czechia entered into the Habsburg empire. The most splendid examples of the Czech Renaissance are the Royal Summer Palace, the Ball Game Hall, the Schwarzenberg Palace. Ferdinand's grandson, Rudolph II, moved his emperor's court to Prague and made it the most magnificent and pompous European court of the 16th century.
The article by Irina Sukharnikova, translation by Ekaterina Ryabova; specially for Sweet Home Abroad