Today the playing mode for women is the same as for men: Matches are played in a round robin mode in first and second leg ties (at home and away). The bottom two teams of the table are relegated directly and are replaced by the champions of the two Second Women's Bundesligas.
Since 1995/96, the 3-point rule is being applied. The winner of each match gets three points (formerly two), and in case of a draw each team gets one point, the loser of the match gets none.
last update: 17.04.2012