Cologne - It's now just eight days and counting until the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign gets under way.

But if that's too long to wait, at least allow us here at bundesliga.com to treat those withdrawal symptoms with all the latest pre-season news from around the training grounds...

Meeting the fans

VfL Wolfsburg's players gave the fans a treat on Thursday, meeting them at the Fan Fest in the city.

Smile! The season's about to start.

Timmy's back!

Seems like only yesterday...

Bundesliga's Player of the Year

Just hours away...

...from Borussia Dortmund's key UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg tie with Wolfsberger AC, with over 60,000 fans expected.

So can't we, Andre. So can't we.

Pedal to the metal

Some Köln players were putting their foot down away from the training pitch this Thursday...

From the press room to the training ground

Media activities are now over in Bremen, so it's time to put some of those words into practice on the training field, and there is plenty of interest too.

Köln confident ahead of first competitive fixture

The best from 1. FC Köln's pre-match press conference ahead of their DFB Cup 1st Round tie with SV Meppen.

Skripnik not underestimating opponent

The best from SV Werder Bremen's pre-match press conference ahead of their DFB Cup 1st Round tie with FC Würzburger Kickers.

No squad surprises for Schalke

The best from FC Schalke 04's pre-match press conference ahead of their DFB Cup 1st Round tie with MSV Duisburg.

The best from Borussia Mönchengladbach's pre-match press conference ahead of their DFB Cup 1st Round tie with FC St. Pauli.

Favre eyes improvement

The best from Borussia Mönchengladbach's pre-match press conference ahead of their DFB Cup 1st Round tie with FC St. Pauli.

Hey I've got my new boots on!

Douglas Costa is the latest Bundesliga star to show off his new boots on social media. Won't be hard to spot his quick feet on the pitch will it?

Gamescom is in town!

With Cologne being swept by avid gamers as a result of Gamescom 15, 1. FC Köln midfielder Yannick Gerharst didn't miss out on the chance to get in on the action. "Greeting from Gamescom in Cologne. Thank you for the invitation Activision!" reads the tweet below.

Birds eye view

FC Schalke 04’s players have been demonstrating quick feet in the summer sun on Thursday.

Old friends, new challenges

Xabi Alonso relished taking on his former team in the Audi Cup 2015 final, but still had well wishes for the upcoming campaign.

De Bruyne’s next honour

Following his exploits in VfL Wolfsburg’s DFB Cup win over Borussia Dortmund last season, Kevin De Bruyne has been indicted into the competitions’ Walk of Fame.

Family feel

Love them or hate them, FC Bayern always make an effort to show their appreciation for the fans and today was no different during the public training session.

Two returnees

Good news for Eintracht Frankfurt fans, David Abraham is back up and running, while Timothy Chandler is back in first-team training.

Fond memories

Time flies by at times and it seems like just yesterday that Nuri Sahin was making his debut and look how far he’s come now!

Snazzy threads

Hertha Berlin have officially launched their new kit for the upcoming campaign.

Royal workout

The DFB Cup 1st Round is on the horizon and FC Schalke 04 are hard at work gearing up for their clash with MSV Duisburg.

Champions take to training

Fresh from their Audi Cup 2015 winning exploits, FC Bayern München’s stars have a day in the sun to look forward to at Säbener Straße, dependant of course on how hard head coach Pep Guardiola pushes them.

Early birds

With their Media Day set to take place later today, Hertha Berlin have gotten to the grind early, kicking things off with some running exercises.