Due to the level of competition at the 2016 German Open, the rest of the matches in the first round will be top-class as well: Stefan Fegerl vs Koki Niwa, Lee Sangsu vs Masaki Yoshida, Yuto Muramatsu vs Marcos Freitas, Fang Bo vs Alexander Shibaev, Wang Zengyi vs Gao Ning, Wong Chun Ting vs Kenta Matsudaira, Andrej Gacina vs Joo Saehyuk, Jung Youngsik vs Li Ping, Tiago Apolonia vs Vladimir Samsonov, Chuang Chih-Yuan vs Quadri Aruna, Masataka Morizono vs Yan An, Tang Peng vs Chen Weixing.
In the women's event Ai Fukuhara will face China's Chen Xingtong in the first round. Kasumi Ishikawa, second seed, will meet Chinese Taipei's Chen Szu-Yu. Han Ying will face also Chinese-Taipei's Chen I-Ching, while Feng Tianwei will play against Japan's Hitomi Sato.
Other matches of the first round are: Shan Xiaona vs Barbora Balazova, Li Jie vs Daniela Monteiro-Dodean, Natalia Partyka vs Wu Yang, Jeon Jihee vs Hu Limei, Choi Hyojoo vs Miu Hirano, Yang Haeun vs Li Qian, Cheng I-Ching vs Han Ying, Feng Tianwei vs Hitomi Sato, Lee Ho Ching vs Li Jiao, Mu Zi vs Yuka Ishigaki, Liu Gaoyang vs Seo Hyowon, Mima Ito vs Song Maeum, Li Xue vs Petrissa Solja, Elizabeta Samara vs Maria Dolgikh.