The word Reichskabinettspaleis is used in this book.

Is this word correct? shouldn’t it be Reichskanzlerpalais instead?

Here's an image that covers way more than needed:

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  • change .tk in the link given to .fr .de .rs .com etc and test again. Jul 21, 2014 at 20:13
  • @hellcode: No. btw, The sentence is: Cuno met with his cabinet and the trade union officials in Reichskabinettspaleis in Berlin. I could not find Reichskabinettspaleis anywhere else. Jul 21, 2014 at 21:04
  • Palais would be correct indeed, paleis seems to be a typo. Palast is more common in general, with Palais only being used in proper names for royal residences located within city borders.
    – Crissov
    Jul 22, 2014 at 7:07

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The word "Reichskabinettspaleis" doesn't exist, because "paleis" is not german (maybe dutch or belgian).

Wilhelm Cuno was a "Reichskanzler" in Germany (22.11.1922-12.08.1923). The Cabinet was called "Reichskabinett", but the building in Berlin (Wilhelmstraße 77) where they could have met is "Reichskanzlerpalais" (or "Reichskanzler-Palais") also known as "Reichskanzlei" (see http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichskanzlei).

Here is an example for "Reichskanzler-Palais" (1925, but without Cuno): http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_102-02063,_Reichskabinett_Luther_I.jpg

  • In German you can make compounds by adding a hyphen or simply writing them together. So Reichskanzlerpalais and Reichskanzler-Palais are the same. And you didn't answer the question... And palais sounds French to me...
    – Armin
    Jul 21, 2014 at 20:18
  • @hellcode Well, palais is palace, paleis is palace. So the difference is two words with the same meaning. It could also be 'Reichskabinettpalast'. And furthermore I think the editors made some typos...
    – Armin
    Jul 21, 2014 at 20:26
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    @hellcode you totally ignore the '-kanzler-' '-kabinett-' part. And I don't understand the one with 'Brotmaschine'
    – Armin
    Jul 21, 2014 at 20:56
  • Paleis is dutch for palace. In german, Palais was often used to denote official representative buildings, like the seat of government. Reichskabinettspaleis is obviously a typo.
    – tohuwawohu
    Jul 22, 2014 at 7:06

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