The Federal Administrative Court

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.