Federal Administrative Court of Germany at Night - FURTHER INFORMATION
Federal Administrative Court of Germany at Night - Leipzig visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Federal Administrative Court of Germany at Night' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Sachsen.
The Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) in Leipzig is found on Simsonplatz, next to Johannapark and not far from Clara-Zetkin-Park. It is one of the five federal supreme courts of Germany and generally the court of last resort and appeal for cases of administrative law and disputes between German citizens and the State. In the German system cases are first heard in the Administrative Courts (Verwaltungsgerichte) with initial appeals referred to the Superior Administrative Courts (Oberverwaltungsgerichte) and only if further appealed are they heard by the Bundesverwaltungsgericht.
The building housing the Federal Administrative Court was designed by Ludwig Hoffmann and Peter Dybwad in Italian renaissance style with two large courtyards, a central cupola and a large portico at the entrance. It was completed in 1895 and became the home of the Reichsgericht, which had been founded in 1879 as the highest court in the Deutsches Reich (German Empire). The Reichsgericht played a very significant role in supporting the Nazi regime and was disbanded immediately after WWII. It became the seat of the Bundesverwaltungsgericht after the reunification of Germany.
The Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht)
Phone: 0341 2007-0
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Tram: Neues Rathaus (2, 8, 9), Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz (2, 8, 9, 10, 11), Hohe Straße LVB (10, 11)
Train: Leipzig Hbf (S1, S2, S10, S11) about 2km north-east of the Bundesverwaltungsgericht.