RB Leipzig, Dynamo Dresden and Erzgebirge Aue all earned promotions in 2015/16.
Germany’s record DFB Cup winners FC Bayern München sealed their berth in the last eight of this season’s competition after a 1-0 win over SV Darmstadt 98, while Bundesliga 2 side 1. FC Heideneheim joined them in the quarter-finals.
FC Erzgebirge Aue were relegated to the third division after failing to secure the win they needed away to Heidenheim.
1. FC Kaiserslautern’s promotion hopes suffered a setback after being held to a goalless draw at FC Erzgebirge Aue, who remain deep in relegation trouble going into the final day of the season.
Erzgebirge Aue followed their relegation rivals in winning on Matchday 32 with a 2-1 triumph at 1. FC Union Berlin.
Karlsruher SC missed the chance to climb into the automatic promotion places in Bundesliga 2 after losing 3-1 at FC Erzgebirge Aue, who climbed off the foot of the table.
Ten-man Eintracht Braunschweig fought back to down FC Erzgebirge Aue 4-2 and keep their promotion chances alive.
Rico Benatelli scored within seconds of being brought on as a substitute as FC Erzgebirge Aue climbed off the foot of the table with a 1-0 win over FSV Frankfurt.
FC Erzgebirge Aue remain in grave danger of relegation to the third-tier after a 1-0 home defeat to SV Sandhausen on Matchday 28.
FC Erzgebirge Aue climbed out of the automatic relegation places and to within one point of 15th-placed TSV 1860 Munich after beating the Lions 1-0 at the Allianz Arena.