The DFB (Deutscher Fussball-Bund) Presidential Board has established the dates for the 2016/17 season in Germany at a meeting in Düsseldorf.

The key information and dates are as follows:

Bundesliga

  • Begins weekend of 26-28 August 2016
  • Winter break follows Matchday 16 on 20-21 December 2016
  • Resumes weekend 20-22 January 2017
  • Final Matchday (34) set for 20 May 2017

Bundesliga 2

  • Opening Matchday 5-8 August 2016
  • Winter break follows Matchday 17 on the weekend of 16-19 December 2016
  • Resumes the weekend of 27-30 January 2017
  • Final Matchday (34) set for 21 May 2017

Relegation play-offs

  • To take place between 24 and 30 May 2017
  • Exact dates to follow in due course

DFB Cup

  • First round: 19-22 August 2016
  • Second round: 25/26 October 2016
  • Last 16: 7/8 February 2017
  • Quarter-finals: 28 February/1 March 2017
  • Semi-finals: 25/26 April 2017
  • Final: 27 May 2017, Olympiastadion, Berlin