Xabi Alonso will welcome champions Bayer Leverkusen back for pre-season in July. - © IMAGO/BEAUTIFUL SPORTS/Wunderl
Xabi Alonso will welcome champions Bayer Leverkusen back for pre-season in July. - © IMAGO/BEAUTIFUL SPORTS/Wunderl
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Bundesliga clubs' 2024/25 pre-season schedules: tours, friendlies and training

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The 2023/24 campaign is barely over, but Bundesliga clubs have already got their plans in place for 2024/25 pre-season, including tours to the USA, Asia and South Africa, plus some high-profile friendly matches. bundesliga.com has an overview of the teams' summer plans and will keep you up to date right here with the developing schedules.

The 2024/25 Bundesliga season kicks off on the weekend of 23-25 August. Those fixtures will be announced in due course. For most teams, their first competitive fixture will be the DFB Cup first round on 16-19 August. Champions Bayer Leverkusen and runners-up VfB Stuttgart will contest the 2024 Supercup that weekend.

*all times in CEST unless specified with location and are subject to change. bundesliga.com is not responsible for any changes of friendly fixtures 

Bayer Leverkusen

  • Return to training: 14 July
  • Training camp: Donaueschingen (28 July to 2 August)
  • Friendly matches: 26 July vs. Rot-Weiss Essen (7pm), 3 August vs. TBC
  • First fixture: Supercup vs. VfB Stuttgart (17 August)

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VfB Stuttgart

  • Return to training: 4 July
  • Training camp/tour: Japan (25 July to 2 August) 
  • Friendly matches: 7 July vs. Hollenbach (3pm), 13 July vs. Luzern (3pm), 20 July vs. Fortuna Sittard (2pm), 28 July vs. Kyoto Sanga, 1 August vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima, 10 August vs. TBC
  • First fixture: Supercup vs. Bayer Leverkusen (17 August)

Bayern Munich

  • Return to training: 15 July
  • Training camps/tour: South Korea  
  • Friendly matches: 28 July vs. Düren, 3 August vs. Tottenham Hotspur (Seoul), 10 August vs. Tottenham Hotspur (London)
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Ulm (16-19 August

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RB Leipzig

  • Return to training: 3 July
  • Training camp/tour: New York (28 July - 4 August 
  • Friendly matches: 19 July vs. Rot-Weiß Erfurt (3pm), 31 July vs. Aston Villa (8pm in New Jersey) 
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Rot-Weiss Essen (16-19 August)

Borussia Dortmund

  • Return to training: 10 July
  • Training camp/tour: Japan (19 July to 25 July), Bad Ragaz, Switzerland (1 to 9 August)
  • Friendly matches: 12 July vs. Holzwickede, 17 July vs. Erzgebirge Aue, 24 July vs. Cerezo Osaka, 6 August vs. Villarreal, 10 August vs. Aston Villa 
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Lübeck (16-19 August)

Watch: Highlights of Dortmund's 2022 Asia tour

Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Return to training: 8 July
  • Training camp/tour: Louisville, Kentucky (22 July to 3 August)
  • Friendly matches: 20 July vs. Heusenstamm (3.30pm), 25 July vs. FC Juarez (7.30pm in Juarez, Mexico), 30 July vs. Louisville City, 7 August vs. FSV Frankfurt (6pm), 10 August vs. Valencia (9pm)
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Eintracht Braunschweig (16-19 August)

Hoffenheim

  • Return to training: 7 July
  • Training camp: Kitzbühel, Austria (27 July to 3 August)
  • Friendly matches: 13 July vs. Astoria Walldorf, 24 July vs. Elversberg, 10 August vs. Fulham (5pm)
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Würzburger Kickers (16-19 August)

Heidenheim

  • Return to training: 1 July
  • Training camps: Natz, Italy (3 July to 10 July), Mils, Austria (28 July to 4 August)
  • Friendly matches: 13 July vs. Schwäbisch Hall (3.30pm), 14 July vs. Esslingen (3.30pm), 20 July vs. Glött (3.30pm), 21 July vs. Schnaitheim (3.30pm), 26 July vs. Normania Gmünd, 31 July vs. TBC, 4 August vs. TBC, 11 August (Max Liebhaber-Pokal)
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Villingen (16-19 August)

Watch: The remarkable rise of Heidenheim

Werder Bremen

  • Return to training: 8 July
  • Training camp: Zillertal, Austria (17 to 27 July)
  • Friendly matches: 14 July vs. Verden (2pm), 3 August vs. Coventry City, 10 August vs. Stade Rennes (two matches, 11am and 5pm)
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Energie Cottbus (16-19 August)

Freiburg

  • Return to training: 7 July
  • Training camp: Schruns, Austria (17 to 26 July)
  • Friendly matches: 19 July vs. Altach (6pm), 26 July vs. TBC, 10 August vs. TBC
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Osnabrück (16-19 August)

Augsburg

  • Return to training: 8 July
  • Training camp/tour: South Africa (18 to 28 July)
  • Friendly matches: 13 July vs. Schwaben Augsburg, Mpumalanga Premier’s International Tournament 2024 on 20 and 27 July
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Viktoria Berlin (16-19 August)

Wolfsburg

  • Return to training: 9 July
  • Training camp: Schladming, Austria (1 to 9 August)
  • Friendly matches: 13 July vs. Beck's XI, 27 July vs. Hannover (3.30pm), 9 August vs. Brentford (8.45pm)
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. TuS Koblenz (16-19 August)

Mainz

  • Return to training: 3 July
  • Training camp: Hopfgarten-Markt, Austria (31 July to 7 August)
  • Friendly matches: 6 July vs. Landenlonsheim/Laubenheim (2pm), 12 July vs. Basara Mainz (6pm), 2 August vs. TBC, 6 August vs. TBC
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Wehen Wiesbaden (16-19 August)

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Borussia Mönchengladbach

  • Return to training: 10 July
  • Training camp: Rottach-Egern (26 July to 2 August)
  • Friendly matches: 10/11 August vs. TBC
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Erzgebirge Aue (16-19 August)

Union Berlin

  • Return to training: 1 July
  • Training camp: TBC
  • Friendly matches: 9 July vs. Henstedt-Ulzberg (2pm), 6 August vs. Chemie Leipzig (3.30pm)
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Greifswalder FC (16-19 August)

Bochum

  • Return to training: 1 July
  • Training camp: Gais, Italy (28 July to 4 August)
  • Friendly matches: TBC
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Regensburg (16-19 August)

St. Pauli

  • Return to training: 8 July
  • Training camp: Austria (15 to 25 July)
  • Friendly matches:
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Hallescher FC (16-19 August)

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Holstein Kiel

  • Return to training: 1 July
  • Training camp: Seefeld, Austria (27 July to 4 August)
  • Friendly matches: 6 July vs. Boldklubben B.93 (3.30pm) 
  • First fixture: DFB Cup first round vs. Alemannia Aachen (16-19 August)