|Number of Seasons|
|Level on Pyramid|
|Last Champions 1999-2000|
|1. FC Union Berlin|
The Regionalliga Nordost was the third tier of the German football league system in the states of former East Germany and West-Berlin from 1994 to 2000. As such, it was almost identical in territorial cover to the old DDR-Oberliga.
The Regionalliga Nordost was formed in 1994 to form a regional third level of play between the 2nd Bundesliga and the NOFV-Oberligas Nord, Mitte and Süd. The league was made up of 18 clubs, with two coming from the 2nd Bundesliga and six each from Mitte and Nord while the south only send four. It was formed alongside three other Regionalligas, the Regionalliga Nord, West/Südwest and Süd. With the introduction of the Regionalliga also went the disbanding of the central division of the NOFV-Oberligas. Its clubs were spread between the remaining two.
The founding members of the Regionalliga Nordost were:
From the 2nd Bundesliga:
From the NOFV-Oberliga Nord:
From the NOFV-Oberliga Mitte:
From the NOFV-Oberliga Süd:
The league always contained 18 teams throughout its six year existence..
The league winner was not always promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga. The champions of the Regionalligas Nord and Nordost had to play-off for a spot in the 2nd Bundesliga from 1996 to 2000. The winner of this contest was promoted, the loser faced the runners-ups of the Regionalligas Süd and West/Südwest for another spot in the second division.
The league only existed for six seasons. In 2000, the numbers of Regionalligas was reduced from four to two which meant that most clubs from the league went to the Regionalliga Nord. Some clubs from the very south went to the Regionalliga Süd.
With the changes in the German league system in 2008, the number of Regionalligas will be extended to three with the interception of the Regionalliga West, a league which essentially is a reformation of the Regionalliga West/Südwest. The Regionalliga Nordost will not be reformed, however. Instead, its clubs will remain with the Regionalliga Nord and any teams from its region which now play in the Regionalliga Süd will swap to the northern group as well, unless they qualify for the 2nd or 3rd Bundesliga.
When the league was discontinued in 2000, the first seven clubs in the league went to the two remaining Regionalligas, five to the north and two to the south, these being the two clubs from the state of Thüringen. The other eleven league teams were relegated down to the NOFV-Oberligas.
To the Regionalliga Nord:
To the Regionalliga Süd:
|1994-95||FC Carl Zeiss Jena||FC Sachsen Leipzig|
|1995-96||Tennis Borussia Berlin||1. FC Union Berlin|
|1996-97||Energie Cottbus||Erzgebirge Aue|
|1997-98||Tennis Borussia Berlin||Dynamo Dresden|
|1998-99||Chemnitzer FC||VfB Leipzig|
|1999-2000||1. FC Union Berlin||Dresdner SC|
|1. FC Union Berlin||3||2||5||6||6||1|
|Chemnitzer FC||II BL||II BL||4||8||1||II BL|
|Tennis Borussia Berlin||4||1||6||1||II BL||II BL|
|Energie Cottbus||7||3||1||II BL||II BL||II BL|
|FC Carl Zeiss Jena||1||II BL||II BL||II BL||9||4|
|SV Babelsberg 03||14||15||5|
|FC Sachsen Leipzig||2||6||9||4||14||6|
|VfB Leipzig||II BL||II BL||II BL||II BL||2||9|
|1. FC Magdeburg||12||3||10|
|Hertha BSC Berlin II||13||18||11|
|FC Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt||8||14||8||3||17||12|
|VfL Halle 1896||14|
|Tennis Borussia Berlin II||15|
|Lok Altmark Stendal||16||8||11||9||12||16|
|FSV Zwickau||II BL||II BL||II BL||II BL||4||18|
|SD Croatia Berlin||18|
|FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen||11||12||17|
|Hansa Rostock II||18|
|Bischofswerdaer FV 08||12||16|
|FSV Optik Rathenow||15||17|
|BSV Stahl Brandeburg||17|