The Supercup returned to the German football schedule at the start of the 2010-11 season. It pits the Bundesliga winner against the winner of the DFB-Pokal from the previous season. If a club won the double in the previous season, the second-placed team from the Bundesliga meets the Bundesliga winner and DFB-Pokal winner. The location and date of the Supercup are determined by DFL e.v.. The two participating clubs are entitled to apply for their home stadium to host the Supercup. The Supercup is played as a one-off match. In the case of a draw after 90 minutes, the match is immediately decided by a penalty shoot-out with no extra time being played.

Since the competition was reintroduced, the winner has received a specially created Supercup trophy. The trophy, which is passed on to the new winner each year, was designed and manufactured by the silversmiths Koch & Bergfeld in Bremen.