Preseason Training Match Schedule for Bundesliga Clubs

Bundesliga clubs will begin training camps very soon, as the calendar turns to July.  The regular season will kick off on Friday August 26 with champions Bayern Munich playing at the Allianz Arena, followed by a full schedule of MatchDay One contests on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th.  Bundesliga 2 begins its season on August 5, and the 64 clubs involved in the first round of the DFB Pokal (which includes all first and second division teams) will have to be ready for the opening round of the Cup on the weekend of August 19.

Most Bundesliga clubs will be training in Germany or Austria, but there are some exceptions.  Mainz will be training in the U.S. and later in Italy, while FC Augsburg have also chosen northern Italy for its training base and Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund will train in the Bad Ragaz resort region of Switzerland. (Details of Bundesliga club training camp locations can be found here).

Along with training will come preseason friendly matches to further prepare clubs for the upcoming season.  Many Bundesliga clubs will play lower division clubs early on, while featuring against first division foreign clubs as camps draw to a close.

Bayern Munich, as always, lead the parade as they will play AC Milan, Inter Milan and Real Madrid during their ICC Audi Tour in the U.S. in later June-early August after playing Pep Guardiola’s new club, Manchester City, in Munich before they depart on their tour. Schalke, with new Swiss starlet Breel Embolo, will begin training in China and play local Chinese Super League clubs Guangzhou R & F and Guangzhou Evergrande.  Ruhr Valley rivals Borussia Dortmund will also tour in China, playing Manchester United and Manchester City in Shanghai.

In other big preseason contests with foreign clubs, Mainz will host their former coach, Jurgen Klopp, and his Liverpool FC, while Wolfsburg will make a visit to Lisbon to play Sporting Clube and Borussia Mönchengladbach will feature against Real Betis.  FC Köln will play in the HappyBet Cup that includes French power Olympique Marseille along with FC Malaga and Alemannia Aachen and will also play a friendly against local club Victoria Köln.

Below is a schedule of preseason friendlies from kicker.de

Saturday, July 2, 2016

VfL Rhede – Borussia Mönchengladbach (Rhede) Hamburger SV – US Schluein Ilanz (Graubünden, Switzerland

Sunday, July 3, 2016
15:00: FC Schwedt 02 – Hertha BSC(Schwedt / Oder)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
19:00: RWO Alzey – FSV Mainz 05 (Alzey)
Guangzhou R & F – FC Schalke 04(Guangzhou, China)

Thursday, July 7, 2016
17:00: Region selection – SC Freiburg(Ottersweier)
Guangzhou Evergrande – FC Schalke 04(Guangzhou, China)

Friday, July 8, 2016
18 h: FV Biebrich 02 – FSV Mainz 05 (Wiesbaden)
18 h: FSV 63 Luckenwalde – Hertha BSC (Luckenwalde)
18.30 ETSV Weiche – Hamburger SV (Flensburg)
19:00: Spvgg Erkenschwick – Borussia Dortmund (Erkenschwick)

Saturday, July 9, 2016
17:00: TSG Messel – Eintracht Frankfurt (Messel)
17:00 Veltins-selection – VfL Wolfsburg (Gifhorn)
SV Waldhof Mannheim – Borussia Mönchengladbach (Mannheim)
Wuppertaler SV – Borussia Dortmund (Wuppertal)

Sunday, July 10, 2016
16.30: SC March – SC Freiburg (Neuershausen)

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
18:30: Regio selection – SC Freiburg (Kippenheim)
18.30 SV Schackendorf – Hamburger SV (Schackendorf)
VSG Altglienicke – Werder Bremen (Berlin)
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC – FSV Mainz 05 (Colorado Springs, United States)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
19.30: Young Boys Bern – Borussia Mönchengladbach (Grenchen, Switzerland)
FC Eintracht Rheine – FC Schalke 04 (Rheine)
Leones Negros de Universidad de Guadalajara – FSV Mainz 05 (Colorado Springs, United States)

Friday, July 15, 2016
18 h: SV Oberschopfheim – SC Freiburg (Oberschopfheim)
19.30: FC Zurich – Borussia Mönchengladbach (Biel, Switzerland)
Hansa Rostock – Hamburger SV (Rostock)
SC Verl – Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Verl)

Saturday, July 16, 2016
17:00: SV Lippstadt – Bayern (Lippstadt)
17:00: TSV 1860 München – Borussia Dortmund (Munich)
FC Luzern – FC Schalke 04 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
Neuruppin selection – Werder Bremen (Neuruppin)
VfB Lübeck – Werder Bremen (Lübeck )

Sunday, July 17 2016
16.30: 1. FC Frankfurt / Oder – RB Leipzig (Frankfurt / Oder)
Delbrücker SC – Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Delbrück)
FC Vaduz – 1899 Hoffenheim (tbd)

Tuesday, 19 July 2016
19.30: FC Basel – VfL Wolfsburg (Basel, Switzerland)
DSC Wanne-Eickel – FC Schalke 04 (Wanne-Eickel)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
18 h: FC Ingolstadt – Stuttgarter Kickers (Blaubeuren)
18 h: SSV MARKRANSTÄDT – RB Leipzig (markranstädt)
19.30: TSV 1860 München – Borussia Mönchengladbach (Rottach-Egern)
20:30: Bayern – Manchester City (Munich)

Friday, July 22 2016
14:00 CEST: Manchester United – Borussia Dortmund (Shanghai, China)
17:00: SV rooms – SC Freiburg (rooms)
Holstein Kiel – FC Schalke 04 (Kiel)
TuS Koblenz – Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Koblenz)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
12:00: 1899 Hoffenheim – KV Oostende (Koblenz)
15.30: FC Ingolstadt – Dynamo Dresden (Oberkotzau)
15.30: RB Leipzig – FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin (Leipzig)
16:00: AZ Alkmaar – Hertha BSC (Alkmaar, Netherlands)
16:00 : SV Wehen Wiesbaden – Eintracht Frankfurt (Wiesbaden)
16:45 FC St. Pauli – Borussia Mönchengladbach (tournament in Osnabrück)
17:30: SpVgg Landshut – Bayern (Landshut)
18:30: Arminia Bielefeld – . 1 FC Köln (Bielefeld)
1915 hours VfL Osnabrück – Borussia Mönchengladbach (tournament in Osnabrück)

Sunday, July 24 2016
14:00: . 1 FC Köln in HappyBet Cup with Alemannia Aachen, FC Malaga and Olympique Marseille (tournament in Aachen)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016
18:30: Fortuna Köln – . 1 FC Köln (Cologne)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
3:30 CEST: FC Bayern – AC Milan (Chicago, USA) RB Leipzig – FV Würzburg Kickers (tbd)

Thursday, July 28, 2016
13:30 CEST: Manchester City – Borussia Dortmund (Shenzhen, China)

Friday, July 29, 2016
19:00: VfL Bochum – Hamburger SV (Bochum) Werder Bremen – Real Betis Sevilla (tournament in Dresden) . 1 FC Nuremberg – FC Augsburg (Nürnberg)

Saturday, July 30, 2016
23:00 CEST: Bayern – Inter Milan (Charlotte, USA)
Dynamo Dresden – Werder Bremen (tournament in Dresden)
Sporting Lisbon – VfL Wolfsburg (Lisbon, Portugal)

Tuesday, August 2 2016
19.30: Chemnitzer FC – Borussia Mönchengladbach (Chemnitz)

Wednesday, August 3 2016
1:30 CEST: Bayern – Real Madrid (New York / New Jersey, USA)
18 h: KSV Hessen Kassel – Borussia Mönchengladbach (Kassel) FSV Mainz 05 – opponents still unknown (Aosta Valley)

Thursday, August 4 2016
FSV Mainz 05 – opponents still unknown (Aosta Valley)

Friday, August 5 2016
19:00: Sunderland AFC – Borussia Dortmund (Altach, Austria)

Saturday, August 6 2016
SC Freiburg im Kaiserstuhl Cup (Bahlingen) Hertha BSC – Al-Jazira , Hoffenheim – Chievo Verona

Sunday, August 7 2016
15:45: FSV Mainz 05 – FC Liverpool (Mainz) SC Freiburg im Kaiserstuhl Cup (Bahlingen)

Tuesday, August 9 2016
18:45: Athletic Bilbao – Borussia Dortmund (St.Gallen, Switzerland)

Friday, August 12 2016
19:00: Hoffenheim – Athletic Bilbao

Sunday, August 14 2016
17:00: FC Schalke 04 – Athletic Bilbao (Gelsenkirchen)

Monday, August 15 2016
18:30: SV Sandhausen – Borussia Dortmund (Sandhausen)

Sunday, 21 August 2016, or Monday, August 22
18:30: Hallescher FC – Borussia Dortmund (Halle)

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Gerry Wittmann

Gerry is the founder of the Bundesliga Fanatic. Besides loving German football, he also enjoys the NBA, collecting jerseys and LPs, his pets and wishes he had more time for fishing, bicycling and learning the bass guitar.