18 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 34 games each, over 34 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. away goals in hth matches; 7. total away goals scored; 8. play-off.
Relegation to the league:
2 teams from Bundesliga
1 more team from Bundesliga possible to relegate through Play-offs 1/2
Promotion from the league:
1-2 place: promoted to Bundesliga
3 place: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one Bundesliga team for 1 place in Bundesliga
Relegation from the league:
16 place: enters Play-offs 2/3 with one 3. Liga team for 1 place in 2. Bundesliga
17-18 place: relegated to 3. Liga
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from 3. Liga
1 more team from 3. Liga possible to promote through Play-offs 2/3