The Matchday 1 fixtures
FC Bayern München - Hamburger SV: What a way to get the new season under way! The 53rd Bundesliga campaign begins with a north-south clash between the record champions and the league’s only ever-present club.
Borussia Dortmund - Borussia Mönchengladbach: There's a battle of the Borussias to help the new campaign get off with a bang. Last season the respective home team triumphed both times they met. Overall, both teams have 29 wins from the 86 league matches contested, with 28 draws. © gettyimages
Bayer 04 Leverkusen - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: Fans of free-flowing, attacking football will not want to miss this one as both teams love to go for goal at every opportunity. Leverkusen have history on their side, as they are unbeaten at home to Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga and have won 12 of the 14 league meetings to date.
VfL Wolfsburg - Eintracht Frankfurt: Can the Wolves carry on where they left off in 2014/15? Dieter Hecking's charges were sensational in finishing as Bundesliga runners-up and DFB Cup winners, but face a Frankfurt side boasting last season's top scorer in Alexander Meier.
VfB Stuttgart - 1. FC Köln: Having battled against relegation for the past two seasons, Stuttgart will be determined to get off to a strong start this time, although if 2014/15 was anything to go by, Jonas Hector (pictured) and Co. in the Köln defence wil be difficult to get past.
FC Augsburg - Hertha Berlin: Augsburg have won two and drawn one of their three home games against Hertha so far, keeping three clean sheets in the process. After qualifying for the UEFA Europa League for the first time last season, Markus Weinzierl's charges will be confident of keeping that record intact.
SV Werder Bremen - FC Schalke 04: This one also promises to be a cracker as the hosts, rejuvented under coach Viktor Skripnik, look to consolidate their brand of attacking football this term. Schalke had a disappointing year by their own standards last season, but with Andre Breitenreiter now at the helm they are determined to return to their former strength.
1. FSV Mainz 05 - FC Ingolstadt 04: Bundesliga newcomers Ingolstadt begin their maiden top flight season with an awkward trip to a Mainz side renowned for their tireless running and incessant hounding of their opponents. It will be quite the baptism of fire for the Bavarians. © gettyimages
SV Darmstadt 98 - Hannover 96: Darmstadt are at home for their first taste of Bundesliga action for more than 30 years. They host Hannover, who narrowly avoided relegatioin last term after rising to the occasion in impressive fashion in the last few games of the campaign. © gettyimages