1. 독일 농지상속제의 역사적 배경2. 농지상속법의 체계3. 호프법의 내용4. 맺음말 This study analyzes the German right of farm succession. The Germanagricultural succession has its source in traditional hereditary custom.According to principles of the agricultural succession, hereditaryplough-lands must be succeeded by only one principal heir(Anerbe). But for theother coheirs(Miterben) an adequate compensation with money should be carriedout.Originally, the German hereditary system aimed at hindering fragmentation oflands by the succession. Today, however, it seems that the farm successioncontributes less, than earlier, to improvement of agriculturalstructure.