Augsburg - After recording their best ever Bundesliga Hinrunde, FC Augsburg will prepare for the second half of the 2014/15 campaign in Belek, Turkey.

The Bavarians are one of six top-flight clubs jetting off to the popular township during the winter break, and having ended the calendar year level on points with Borussia Mönchengladbach in fourth, head coach Markus Weinzierl will be hoping the eight-day stint along the Mediterranean Sea will leave his charges well-equipped to build on last season's eighth-place finish.

Augsburg left-back Rahman Baba and Co. will be residing at the Cornelia Sports Center, which has three flood-lit, FIFA-standard pitches and was specifically designed to host football clubs during their winter or summer training camps. Augsburg are due to face Turkish first-division outfit Gaziantepspor in a friendly at the Susesi Sportcenter this coming Thursday, before playing Bundesliga 2 side 1. FC Kaiserslautern at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort three days later.

Surely there will also be time for the Fuggerstädter stars to visit some of Belek's numerous sights. The popularity of the town, which offers some of the world's most luxurious hotels, picturesque landscape and popular golfing resorts, continues to increase year by year. Belek also plays host to the Aspendos International Opera and Ballet festival, which takes place every June at the 2000-year-old Roman Aspendos theatre - widely regarded as one of the best preserved theatres of its kind in the world.