31 July – Federal election: The Nazi Party gains a plurality and the Communists also gain seats. This creates a "negative majority" that prevents any majority coalition that does not include one of the two parties.
30 August – Hermann Göring is elected as chairman of the German Senate.
6 November – Federal election: The Nazis lose many seats, but retain the plurality as the Communists continue to gain. (This is the last free and fair election held throughout Germany until 1990.)
21 November – President Hindenburg begins negotiations with Adolf Hitler about the formation of a new government.