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    Due to the risk of infection with the coronavirus, the Federal Administrative Court remains closed for visitors until further notice.

    It is still possible to attend oral hearings when wearing a medical face or FFP2 mask. The courtrooms are fit to keep sufficient distance.

The Federal Administrative Court

Video: The Federal Administrative Court – legal rulings with fundamental significance

The Federal Administrative Court is the supreme administrative court in the Federal Republic of Germany. It has its seat in Leipzig. The Court rules on disputes in the area of administrative law, unless another court is competent. In most cases the Federal Administrative Court acts as a court of appeal, deciding upon appeals on points of law. In certain disputes (e.g. the planning of particularly important transport routes or the prohibition of particular associations), the Federal Administrative Court delivers final decisions as the court of first and last instance.

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