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.
Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1-3 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League Group stage
4 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers
5 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League Group stage
6 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers
7 place: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League Qualifiers (depends on DFB Pokal outcome)
Relegation from the league:
16 place: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one 2.Bundesliga team for 1 place in 2016/2017 Bundesliga
17-18 place: relegated to 2016/2017 2.Bundesliga
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from 2015/2016 2.Bundesliga
1 more team from 2015/2016 2.Bundesliga possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2
Changes from last season:
Freiburg and Paderborn relegated to 2.Bundesliga
Ingolstadt and Darmstadt 98 promoted from 2.Bundesliga