Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored 1Since DFB Cup winners Bayern Munich and finalists Schalke 04 both qualified for the Champions League, the UEFA Cup place for the cup-winners was given to 6th placed Bayer Leverkusen. 2UEFA awarded another UEFA Cup place to the Bundesliga via a random draw among the fairest associations in 2004–05. The place was given to FSV Mainz 05 for winning the national Fair-play competition in this season. (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.