Summer Schedule for Bundesliga Clubs

Hopefully, the more fanatical among you Bundesliga Fanatics have been able to distract yourself from the Bundesliga-less “summer void” with all the international competition happening around the globe. Whatever work you have done is about to be rewarded.

Bundesliga squads begin their preseason preparations this week, with players arriving for conditioning tests before practice sessions, training camps, and test matches get underway.

For your convenience, we have collected the currently public preseason schedules for all 18 Bundesliga clubs and organized them by date and event type. More test matches are likely to be scheduled by many, if not most, of the clubs, but this includes everything we could find as of date of publication.

June 28

Training Begins  

  • Werder Bremen

June 29

Training Begins:  

  • TSG Hoffenheim
  • FC Augsburg 
  • Union Berlin

June 30

Training Begins  

  • Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • VfL Wolfsburg 
  • Fortuna Düsseldorf
  • 1. FSV Mainz
  • SC Paderborn

Training Camp Opening

  • Union Berlin (Bad Saarow)

July 1

Training Begins  

  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • Hertha BSC
  • SC Freiburg 
  • FC Schalke 04

Training Camp Opening

  • Fortuna Düsseldorf (Wiesensee, Germany)

July 3

Training Begins  

  • Borussia Dortmund 
  • Eintracht Frankfurt 

Training Camp Opening  

  • Hertha BSC (Neuruppin)

Test Matches 

  • SC Paderborn at VfB Salzkotten
SC Paderborn will star in Salzkotten

July 4

Training Begins 

  • 1. FC Köln 

Training Camp Opening

  • Werder Bremen (Zell am Ziller, Austria)

Test Matches 

  • Eintracht Frankfurt at DJK Bad Homburg 
  • Fortuna Düsseldorf at RSV 1819 Weyer

July 5

Training Begins

  • RB Leipzig 

Test Match:  

  • 1. FC Köln – SpVg Frechen

July 6

Test Match:  

  • Bayer Leverkusen at Wuppertaler SV 
  • SC Freiburg at SV Linx
  • SC Paderborn hosts Ipswich Town
  • Union Berlin at Bröndby IF

July 7

Training Camp Opening  

  • Eintracht Frankfurt (Thun, Switzerland)

Test Matches  

  • Hertha BSC – Eintracht Braunschweig (Neuruppin)
  • FC Schalke at Rot-Weiß Oberhausen

July 8

Training Begins

  • FC Bayern

Training Camp Opening

  • Union Berlin (Windischgarsten, Austria)
  • 1. FC Köln (Donaueschingen)

Test Matches  

  • Fortuna Düsseldorf at Sportfreunden Siegen

July 9

Test Matches  

  • FC Augsburg – FC Gundelfingen (Jettingen)

July 10

Test Matches  

  • Borussia Mönchengladbach – 1. FC Mönchengladbach (Grenzlandstadion in Rheydt, Germany)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt – BSC Young Boys (as part of Uhrencup in Biel, Switzerland)
  • 1. FSV Mainz at SF Eisbachtal
  • 1. FC Köln at FC Bad Dürrheim
  • SC Paderborn at SC Verl

July 11

Test Match  

  • Fortuna Düsseldorf at SV Sonsbeck 

July 12

Test Matches

  • Borussia Dortmund at FC Schweinburg
  • RB Leipzig – FC Zurich (in Markranstädt, Germany)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt – FC Luzern (as part of Uhrencup in Biel, Switzerland)
  • SC Paderborn at Delbrücker SC
  • Union Berlin- SV Reid (Windischgarsten, Austria)

July 13

Test Matches

  • Werder Bremen – SV Darmstadt 98 (in Zell am Ziller, Austria)
  • TSG Hoffenheim hosts Eintracht Braunschweig
  • Hertha BSC at Karlsruher SV Jubiläumsturnier (also with SK Sturm Graz)
  • 1. FSV Mainz host SV Gonsenheim 
  • SC Freiburg at Offenburger FV
  • Union Berlin at FC Blau-Weiß Linz

July 14

Training Camp Opening 

  • RB Leipzig (Seefeld, Austria)
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach (Rottach-Egern, Germany)
  • FC Schalke at SG Wattenscheid 09

Test Match

  • 1. FC Köln at SSV Reutlingen 

July 15

Training Camp Opening  

  • Bayer Leverkusen (Zell am See/Kaprun, Austria)
  • 1. FSV Mainz (Grassau, Germany)

July 16

Test Match

  • SC Paderborn at FC Eintracht Northeim

July 17

Training Camp Opening  

  • Fortuna Düsseldorf (Maria Alm, Austria)

Test Matches

  • FC Bayern – Arsenal (in Los Angeles, USA)
  • Borussia Dortmund at Seattle Sounders FC
  • VfL Wolfsburg at PSV Eindhoven
  • TSG Hoffenheim host Jahn Regensburg
  • Hertha BSC at FC Erzgebirge Aue
  • Union Berlin at First Vienna FC

July 18

Training Camp Opening 

  • TSG Hoffenheim (Windischgarsten, Austria)
  • SC Freiburg (Schruns, Austria)

July 19

3. Liga Season Begins

Training Camp Opening  

  • VfL Wolfsburg (Schladming, Austria)

Test Match

  • Borussia Dortmund – FC Liverpool (South Bend, USA) 

July 20

Test Matches  

  • FC Bayern – Real Madrid (in Houston, USA)
  • Werder Bremen, 1. FC Köln, and VfL Osnabrück in a “lightning tournament” (Lohne, Germany)
  • Hertha BSC at VfL Bochum
  • Union Berlin at FC Erzgebirge Aue

July 21

Training Camp Opening  

  • FC Augsburg

July 23

Training Camp Opening  

  • 1. FC Köln (Scheffau, Austria)

Test Match  

  • FC Bayern – AC Milan (in Kansas City, USA)
  • FC Schalke at FC Twente

July 26

Training Camp Opening  

  • Hertha BSC (in Stegersbach, Austria)

July 26

2. Bundesliga Season Begins

Training Camp Openings  

  • Eintracht Frankfurt (in Windischgarsten, Austria)
  • FC Schalke (Mittersill, Austria)

Test Match  

  • 1. FC Köln hosts FC Bologna

July 27

Training Camp Opening  

  • Borussia Dortmund (in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland)

Test Matches

  • Opel Cup – 1. FSV Mainz hosts FC Everton and FC Sevilla

July 28

Test Match

  • Eintracht Frankfurt at FC Wels

July 30

Test Matches

  • Audi Cup – Bayern hosts Real Madrid, Fenerbahce, and Tottenham Hotspur

August 3

DFB Women’s Cup Begins

Supercup:  Borussia Dortmund hosts FC Bayern

Test Matches  

  • RB Leipzig hosts Aston Villa
  • Werder Bremen hosts FC Everton
  • TSG Hoffenheim hosts FC Sevilla
  • Hertha Berlin at Crystal Palace
  • 1. FSV Mainz – FC Metz (Mohlsheim, France)
  • 1. FC Köln at Southampton

August 4

Test Matches  

  • Bayern Leverkusen hosts FC Valencia
  • TSG Hoffenheim hosts FC Sevilla (non-public test match)

August 5

Training Camp Opening

  • FC Bayern (in Rottach-Egern, Germany)

August 6

Test Match  

  • Fortuna Düsseldorf at VfL Benrath
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Randall Hauk is a freelance writer living in the United States while covering German football. He is currently the publisher of Planet Effzeh, an English-language site covering 1. FC Köln. He wrote about the German national team for the Telegraph as part of their World Cup Nation coverage.

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