Expert guided tour of the Stibadium and the water cascades in the Paradise Garden with palace employee Nadine Löffler, SPSG
The so-called stibadium is an atrium. In the Roman dwelling house, the atrium was the central room with an opening in the roof through which rainwater could fill a water basin. Here in the Garden of Paradise, the central space becomes the only space. Interior walls become the facade, and pergolas placed around the building are meant to suggest the missing rooms. The Stibadium is not meant for living, not even for unrestrained feasting, as the name would lead one to think, but for quiet dreaming after acardia.