New signing Assani Lukimya acclimatises to the northern winds - and his new Bremen colleagues
Mehmet Ekici (second from r.) and Co. are preparing themselves for an assault on the European places in 2012/13
Back at the training camp Austrian international Marko Arnautovic was left scratching his head...
...as he tried to work out why the balls had shrunk. Meanwhile Naldo (l.) practises his heading
The sessions are interspersed with stretching exercises in order to prevent the players from getting injured
Loan signing Nils Petersen (m.) is eager to get involved, but head coach Thomas Schaaf (l.) has had to reign in his youthful exuberance at times
To cap it all off the Bremen players enjoyed a bike ride through the countryside to warm down with Brazilian centre-back Naldo leading the way
The penultimate Bundesliga club to kick-off their pre-season preparations were Werder Bremen.
Lukas Schmitz (l.) and captain Clemens Fritz were also deep in discussion about the upcoming campaign
Nils Petersen (l.) who has joined Bremen on a year-long loan deal from FC Bayern
Naldo had a smile back on his face: After a miserable and injury-plagued season the Brazilian is looking to prove himself again in the Bundesliga
And they're off: champions and DFB Cup holders started preparations for 2012/13 with a gentle warm-up on Wednesday (4 July)
Neven Subotic leads the way here, with skipper Sebastian Kehl and goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller not far behind him
Felipe Santana, new signing Oliver Kirch and Sven Bender (l. to r.) start to stretch out
Lactate tests are on the agenda as well - Sven Bender's the one having a blood sample taken from his earlobe here...
...while in this case it's attacking midfield prospect Leonardo Bittencourt, freshy arrived from Cottbus
Julian Schieber is another new face getting to work up a sweat for the first time in yellow-black...
...while a very familiar one, Roman Weidenfeller, takes a break. The keeper kept 14 clean sheets in BVB's 2010/11 title-winning season - and went one better last time around!
Another BVB stalwart, Sebastian Kehl, has a snapshot moment with a precocious fan
Head coach Jupp Heynckes welcomes the newcomers on board as Bayern Munich - minus their EURO 2012 participants - get the pre-season under way
Xherdan Shaqiri is one exciting new prospect on the books - the Swiss international has swapped FC Basel for FC Bayern
Shaqiri will give the Munich club a fresh option in the wide attacking midfield department
The experienced Tom Starke has been brought in from Hoffenheim to deputise for first-choice keeper Manuel Neuer
The new signings will not officially meet Bayern's Geman international contingent for another three weeks - they're all taking a well-earned break
Overshadowing everything however is the arrival of Matthias Sammer as the new director of sport - the club officially unveiled him on Tuesday
Monday, 2 July is the first day back in training for Hamburger SV head coach Thorsten Fink and his charges
Defender Dennis Diekmeier listens attentively to what the boss has to say
New signing from Bayer Leverkusen Rene Adler is earmarked as HSV's last line of defence for the coming campaign...
...and the former Germany number one has his work cut out off the pitch as well as on it
Artjoms Rudnevs is another new face the Hamburg management are counting on to revitalise the attack
Felix Magath has a better finish than eighth in mind this time around for VfL Wolfsburg
Ivica Olic (2.r.) has signed on from FC Bayern, bringing proven top-level experience to the front line...
...while Emanuel Pogatetz has been brought in to bolster the Wolves' defence
Once a playmaker, always a playmaker - it's a few years since Magath officially hung up his boots, but he can still rely on his close control
They started off with a light session to blow away the cobwebs
The Foals will be out to at least repeat last season's fourth placed finish, which was rewarded with a spot in the Champions League qualifying rounds
With Marco Reus gone, coach Lucien Favre (l.) will have high expectations of Granit Xhaka (r.) in the final third
Alvaro Dominguez (l.) and Paniel Mlapa wind down after their first training session at the club
Hannover 96 had one new player in tow as they began their summer training: Adrian Nikici (second from right) joined the Reds from Swiss side FC Zurich
Mirko Slomka and Co. enjoyed a relaxing walk through the forest on their way to the training ground...
...and though 96 are waiting on certain players to return from EURO 2012, Jan Schlaudraff looked to be eagerly anticipating the start of the new season
Leverkusen have also begun their preparations for the upcoming 2012/13 season. On board in training was Brazilian Carlinhos who has joined Bayer 04 on a year-long loan deal from Sao Paolo
...while Sascha Lewandowski (fourth from right) is the "bad cop" as he maintains order amongst the players
Goalkeeper Bernd Leno (l.), who will be Bayer's number one in the upcoming campaign, let his fellow teammates warm him up
Sidney Sam (r.) also took part having returned from a long-term injury
New signing Philipp Wollscheid will be looking to sure up Leverkusen's backline next season
What was there to see as Augsburg kicked off their preparations? Executive director Manfred Paula saw...
...new signing Kevin Vogt training hard after he joined FCA from Bochum
Ronny Philp also participated in his first training session with his new side after leaving Jahn Regensburg
Also making the move from the side who won promotion into Bundesliga 2 last season is new head coach Markus Weinzierl (r.)...
...who was in fine spirits as he gets set to tackle Germany's top flight for the first time in his managerial career
There was no rest for the wicked at 1. FC Nuremberg as new signing Roussel Ngakam (m.) working up a sweat
Head coach Dieter Hecking (m.) is not known for accepting excuses when it comes to working hard
Timo Gebhart (m.) who joined the FCN from Stuttgart was determined to prove what he could do
The team spirit was evident as
Hoffenheim head coach Markus Babbel is already thinking about his possible starting line-up
Captain Andreas Beck was in demand as he spent time signing autographs for the fans in attendance
The Sinsheim side, including Matthieu Delpierre who joined 1899 from local rivals Stuttgart, received a warm reception from the fans
Former Bayern loanee Usami (l.) was particularly popular with Japanese journalists clamouring to get a word from the youngster
Mainz got their preparations underway as Polish international Eugen Polanski became one of the first EURO 2012 participants to return to training
19-year-old Shawn Parker was working hard on the training ground...
...while head coach Thomas Tuchel first had to talk to the gathered press
The Mainz squad are still waiting to see who the first real signing of the summer will be
The only new face at training was Petar Sliskovic, who has returned from a loan spell with FC St. Pauli
Lasse Sobiech joined the newly promoted side from former Bundesliga outfit FC St. Pauli