Definition: a German castle or manor house
This is the German version of a French chateau or an English country home.
Why I Looked It Up
A country home referred to as “the Schloss” was a location and plot point in the novel Reamde.
Then I encountered it again in an article about architecture called “It’s time to stop using “pastiche” as a pejorative term”:
This work of recovery was at the front of my mind when I recently visited the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, housed in the partly rebuilt Berliner Schloss.
The Berliner Schloss is picture. It looks vaguely castle-like – more like a traditional government building – but sits smack dab in the middle of Berlin. The original building dates from 1400s, but was demolished in 2009 and rebuilt, completed in 2020.