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When do Bundesliga clubs return from the 2022/23 winter break?

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Bundesliga clubs have an extended winter break due to the 2022 World Cup, which will also affect when some players return to training. Here’s the full overview of what the 18 teams have planned before action resumes on 20 January…

The Bundesliga's winter break explained!

Bayern Munich

  • Return to training: 3 January
  • Training camp: 6-12 January in Doha (Qatar)
  • Friendly matches: 13 January vs. Red Bull Salzburg (4-4)
  • Matchday 16: Away at RB Leipzig on 20 January

Watch: Julian Nagelsmann discusses the plans for the winter break

Freiburg

  • Return to training: 5 December
  • Training camp: 4-14 January in Sotogrande (Spain)
  • Friendly matches: 9 December vs. Luzern (2-2), 16 December vs. Karlsruhe (3-2), 22 December vs. Young Boys (1-1), 7 January vs. Basel (3-2), 13 January vs. Hamburg (6-2)
  • Matchday 16: Away at Wolfsburg on 21 January

RB Leipzig

  • Return to training: 2 December
  • Training camp: 2-12 January in Abu Dhabi (UAE)
  • Friendly matches: 25 November vs. Radomiak Radom (6-0), 2 December vs. AC Horsens (2-1), 7 January vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (2-4), 10 January vs. Atletico Arabia (15-0), 14 January vs. Mlada Boleslav (4-0)
  • Matchday 16: At home to Bayern on 20 January

Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Return to training: 3 January
  • Training camp: 4-14 January in Dubai (UAE)
  • Friendly matches: 16 November vs. Urawa Red Diamonds (2-4), 19 November vs. Gamba Osaka (1-2), 2 December vs. Sandhausen (5-1), 9 December vs. Atalanta (2-2, 5-3 on penalties), 7 January vs. Leipzig (4-2), 13 January vs. Lech Poznan (1-0, 2-2)
  • Matchday 16: At home to Schalke on 21 January
  • Other: Tour to Japan (14-20 November)

Watch: Highlights of Frankfurt's tour to Japan

Union Berlin

  • Return to training: 5 December
  • Training camp: 2-11. January in Campoamor (Spain)
  • Friendly matches: 14 December vs. Hansa Rostock (2-0), 17 December vs. St. Gallen (4-1), 7 January vs. Augsburg (1-0, 4-1), 14 January vs. MSK Zilina (3-1)
  • Matchday 16: At home to Hoffenheim on 21 January

Borussia Dortmund

  • Return to training: 2 January
  • Training camp: 6-14 January in Marbella (Spain)
  • Friendly matches: 24 November vs. Lion City Sailers (7-2), 28 November vs. Johor Southern Tigers (4-1), 30 November vs. Vietnam national team, 10 December vs. Rapid Bucharest (2-1), vs. Fiorentina (0-2), 10 January vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf (5-1), 13 January vs. Basel (6-0)
  • Matchday 16: At home to Augsburg on 22 January
  • Other: Tour to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam (21 November-1 December)

Watch: Highlights of Dortmund’s win over Rapid Bucharest

Wolfsburg

  • Return to training: 1 December and 2 January
  • Training camp: 5-13 January in Almancil (Portugal)
  • Friendly matches: 10 December vs. Nordsjaelland (1-1), 17 December vs. Brentford (2-2), 6 January vs. Hoffenheim (3-2), 14 January vs. Augsburg (4-0), (0-1)
  • Matchday 16: At home to Freiburg on 21 January

Borussia Mönchengladbach

  • Return to training: 13 December
  • Training camp: -
  • Friendly matches: 7 January vs. Oldenburg (2-0), 11 January vs. Arminia Bielefeld (4-0), 14 January vs. St. Pauli (0-1)
  • Matchday 16: At home to Leverkusen on 22 January
  • Other: Legends game between current team and legends on 17 December

Werder Bremen

  • Return to training: 8-22 December and 2 January
  • Training camp: 2-9 January in Murcia (Spain)
  • Friendly matches: 15 November vs. Heeslinger SC (3-1), 15 December vs. Meppen (1-0), 4 January vs. Real Murcia (2-0), 8 January vs. St. Gallen (2-2), 14 January vs. Schalke (1-0)
  • Matchday 16: Away at Cologne on 21 January

Mainz

  • Return to training: 30 November
  • Training camp: 5-12 December in Mallorca (Spain), 4-11 January in Marbella (Spain)
  • Friendly matches: 7 December vs. Mallorca B (3-1), 10 December vs. Mallorca (2-2), 10 January vs. Luzern (5-1), 14 January vs. Hoffenheim (2-2)
  • Matchday 16: Away at Stuttgart on 21 January

Hoffenheim

  • Return to training: 6-21 December and 2 January
  • Training camp: 3-10 January in Portugal
  • Friendly matches: 14 December vs. Elversberg (4-3), 17 December vs. 1860 Munich (3-2), 20 December vs. Greuther Fürth (3-3), 6 January vs. Wolfsburg (2-3), 9 January vs. Servette (3-1), 14 January vs. Mainz (2-2)
  • Matchday 16: Away at Union Berlin on 21 January

Bayer Leverkusen

  • Return to training: 1-18 December and 2 January
  • Training camp: -
  • Friendly matches: 17 November vs. St. Louis City (3-0), 10 December vs. Rangers (0-3), 17 December vs. Zürich (4-1), 7 January vs. Venezia (2-1), 15 January vs. Copenhagen (1-0)
  • Matchday 16: Away at Gladbach on 22 January
  • Other: Tour to the USA (13-18 November)

Watch: Florian Wirtz returned as Leverkusen took on Rangers

Cologne

  • Return to training: 8-23 December and 3 January
  • Training camp: -
  • Friendly matches: 19 November vs. Stuttgart (2-4), 17 December vs. Germania Reusrath (9-0), 21 December vs. Meppen (1-0), 7 January vs. Hamburg (4-0), 14 January vs. Lommel (5-0), 17 January vs. Germania Reusrath
  • Matchday 16: At home to Werder Bremen on 21 January
  • Other: Tour to the USA (16-24 November)

Augsburg

  • Return to training: 5-19 December and 3 January
  • Training camp: 4-12 January in Algorfa (Spain)
  • Friendly matches: 10 December vs. Grasshoppers (3-0), 16 December vs. Heidenheim (2-0), 7 January vs. Union Berlin (0-1, 1-4), 11 January vs. Ferencvaros (0-2), 14 January vs. Wolfsburg (0-4), (1-0)
  • Matchday 16: Away at Borussia Dortmund on 22 January

Hertha Berlin

  • Return to training: 2 January
  • Training camp: 3-14 January in Bradenton, Florida (USA)
  • Friendly matches: 19/20 November vs. 1860 Munich (3-3, 6-7 on pens), vs. Grazer AK (1-1, 4-3 on pens), 26 November vs. Ludwigsfelder FC (5-0), 2 December vs. Hannover (2-1), 7 December vs. Eintracht Braunschweig (1-0), 8 January vs. Club de Lyon Orlando (3-0), 8 January vs. The Villages SC (7-1), 11 January vs. Montverde Academy (7-0), 12 January vs. Millonarios (2-2)
  • Matchday 16: Away at Bochum on 21 January

VfB Stuttgart

  • Return to training: 13 December
  • Training camp: 6-13 January in Marbella (Spain)
  • Friendly matches: 19 November vs. Cologne (4-2), 16 December vs. Luzern (0-3), 8 January vs. FC Sion (3-0), 12 January vs. Sparta Prague (0-2)
  • Matchday 16: At home to Mainz on 21 January
  • Other: Tour to the USA (14-21 November)

Watch: Highlights of Stuttgart’s trip to Austin

Bochum

  • Return to training: 28 November-22 December and 2 January
  • Training camp: 7-14 January in Jerez (Spain)
  • Friendly matches: 10 December vs. Karlsruhe (1-2), 16 December vs. Paderborn (1-1), 21 December vs. Verl (0-2), 10 January vs. Grasshoppers (1-1), 13 January vs. Diosgyori VTK (0-3), 13 January vs. Luzern (1-1)
  • Matchday 16: At home to Hertha Berlin on 21 January

Schalke

  • Return to training: 1 December and 2 January
  • Training camp: 2-12 January in Belek (Turkey)
  • Friendly matches: 9 December vs. Rapid Vienna (2-2), 16 December vs. Hadjuk Split (3-4), 22 December vs. Osnabrück (2-2), 7 January vs. Zürich (2-2), 10 January vs. Nuremberg (0-1), 14 January vs. Werder Bremen (0-1)
  • Matchday 16: Away at Eintracht Frankfurt on 21 January