The Adlon family is not entitled to any compensation for the expropriation of the famous luxury hotel at the Brandenburg Gate. This was decided by the administrative court in Berlin on Thursday. The heirs were initially unsuccessful in their attempt to have an earlier procedure for restitution resumed. From the point of view of the plaintiffs, there was new evidence that the Adlons themselves had been victims of Nazi persecution. The court did not see sufficient evidence for this. The world-famous hotel was “instrumentalised” by the Nazis. However, the hotel operators were not completely ousted from their property (Az.: VG 29 K 131/20). The verdict is not yet legally binding. Felix Adlon, who represents the community of heirs, announced further legal steps.