Munich - Off the Ball, bundesliga.com’s latest feature, casts an eye over the weird, wonderful and sometimes controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight in recent days.

On Wednesday, we look at how BVB fans can keep warm this winter with a 'unique' piece of attire, where to spend your days in Bremen in the autumn, and we wish a happy birthday to Stuttgart's sporting director.

Borussia Dortmund have released a new winter shirt to warm the cockles of their fans, even if, in truth, the short-sleeve edition is hardly the best anti-freeze attire around. The strip, maintaining the usual yellow and black colours, includes a scene from the infamous Yellow Wall, unique to each individual shirt. The players will wear the strip for the trips to VfL Wolfsburg and at home to VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern München. Just don’t tell them that Bayern had the idea first with their Oktoberfest kit

Munich has the Oktoberfest, Stuttgart the Wasen, and not wanting to be outdone, Bremen has the Freimarkt. Philipp Bargrede decided to pay the northern Germany's open-air festival a visit today, showing his accuracy with a rifle and collecting the customary 'I love Werder Bremen' gingerbread heart.

Finally, Fredi Bobic celebrates his 42nd birthday today. 69 goals in 148 Bundesliga games for VfB, the Slovenia-born former Germany international also enjoyed success with Borussia Dortmund, Bolton Wanderers FC, Hannover 96 and Hertha Berlin, while he was crowned European Champion in 1996. Oh, and today he'll have a third diferent coach baking him a cake with Thomas Schneider's cooking skills put to the test after Bruno Labbadia and Jens Keller.

Check out some funny moments from last weekend in the Bundesliga, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: