The Peace of Prague was signed in May 1635. It stated that:The Edict of Restitution would be repealed for 40 years after which the emperor would decide on the issues that it covered. This was a way of repealing it for good but with the emperor not losing face.
This peace enabled German princes to unite behind the Holy Roman Emperor on the basis that "German liberties" were now protected especially concerning land rights. The major states signed the peace - Saxony, Bavaria, Brandenburg etc - but the Heilbronn League did not, though they were unimportant at this time. Maximillian went as far as dissolving the Catholic League as a sign of good faith and keeping in line with the Peace of Prague. The peace was a major victory for the ‘politiques’ in Germany - those who put the well-being of Europe above the individual gains of just one nation.
In 1635, it seemed as if the German princes were behind Ferdinand and that stability had been restored to central Europe.