Cologne - The German Football Association (DFB) has revealed that the 2013/14 Bundesliga season will kick-off on 9 August, with the Bundesliga 2 getting under way on 19 July.
The top-flight will enter the winter break after the completion of Matchday 17, which is set to take place from 20-23 December 2013. The action will resume over the weekend of 24-26 January 2014, while the final Matchday of the season has been programmed in for 10 May 2014.
Relegation play-off matches between the 16th placed-finisher in the Bundesliga and the third placed team in Bundesliga 2 are due to take place on 15 and 18 May 2014. The date for the DFB Cup final, to be played in Berlin's Olympiastadion, has been set for 17 May.