Players of Vorwärts Berlin receive the championship trophy before the final game of the season
|Champions||ASK Vorwärts Berlin|
|Relegated||Chemie ZeitzFortschritt Weißenfels|
|European Cup||ASK Vorwärts Berlin|
|European Cup Winners' Cup||SC Motor Jena|
|Goals scored||590 (3.24 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Bernd Bauchspieß (25)|
The 1960 DDR-Oberliga was the twelfth season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany. It was the last season not to be played in the traditional autumn-spring format, with the Oberliga having played for six seasons from 1955 to 1960 in the calendar year format instead, modelled on the system used in the Soviet Union. From 1961–62 onwards the league returned to its traditional format.
The league was contested by fourteen teams. National People's Army club ASK Vorwärts Berlin won the championship, the club's second of six national East German championships. On the strength of the 1960 title Vorwärts qualified for the 1961–62 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Rangers F.C. in the first round. Eighth-placed club SC Motor Jena qualified for the 1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup as the 1960 FDGB-Pokal winner and advanced to the semi-finals before being knocked out by eventual winners Atlético Madrid.
|1||ASK Vorwärts Berlin||26||19||3||4||73||28||+45||41|
|2||SC Dynamo Berlin||26||12||8||6||44||27||+17||32|
|3||SC Lokomotive Leipzig||26||12||8||6||37||31||+6||32|
|4||BSG Motor Zwickau||26||13||5||8||37||33||+4||31|
|5||SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt||26||14||2||10||40||32||+8||30|
|6||SC Empor Rostock||26||11||7||8||46||36||+10||29|
|7||SC Aufbau Magdeburg||26||12||3||11||47||59||-12||27|
|8||SC Motor Jena||26||9||6||11||55||43||+12||24|
|9||SC Aktivist Brieske-Senftenberg||26||8||8||10||35||39||-4||24|
|10||SC Rotation Leipzig||26||9||5||12||39||39||0||23|
|11||SC Chemie Halle||26||8||6||12||37||42||-5||22|
|12||SC Einheit Dresden||26||7||7||12||30||51||-21||21|
|League champion &Qualified for the European Cup||FDGB-Pokal winner & Qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup||Relegated to DDR-Liga|
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