Wilfried Kanga was on target for Hertha Berlin as they rounded off their winter camp with a draw against Millonarios. - © Jan-Philipp Burmann/City-Press GmbH
Wilfried Kanga was on target for Hertha Berlin as they rounded off their winter camp with a draw against Millonarios. - © Jan-Philipp Burmann/City-Press GmbH
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German clubs on tour: Bayern Munich in Doha, Hertha Berlin in the USA, Borussia Dortmund in Asia and more

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Bayern Munich spent six days in Doha as part of their preparations for the season restart, while Hertha Berlin jetted off to Florida following successful overseas trips involving the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt. bundesliga.com has the winter tour lowdown...

Click here for an overview of all 18 Bundesliga clubs' winter break plans!

Hertha Berlin

Where?
Florida, USA
When?
From 3 to 14 January
Squad
GK: Oliver Christensen, Tjark Ernst, Leon Cuk, Tim Goller
DEF: Peter Pekarik, Agustin Rogel, Filip Uremovic, Jonjoe Kenny, Maximilian Mittelstädt, Marc Kempf, Marton Dardai, Deyovaisio Zeefuik, Julian Eitschberger, Pascal Klemens, Lukas Ullrich
MID: Suat Serdar, Jean-Paul Boetius, Kevin Prince Boateng, Lucas Tousart, Ivan Sunjic
FWD: Myziane Maolida, Dodi Lukebakio, Wilfried Kanga, Stevan Jovetic, Marco Richter, Jessic Ngankam, Derry Scherhant, Chidera Ejuke,

Hertha travelled to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida on 3 January. The Old Lady won back-to-back friendlies against Club de Lyon Orlando (3-0) and The Villages SC (7-1) five days later, before putting seven without reply past SIMA Montverde Academy (11 January). A 2-2 draw against Colombia's Millonarios FC - with the Bundesliga side coming back from 2-0 down - rounded off preparations (12 January).

Bayern Munich

Where?
Doha, Qatar
When?
From 6 to 12 January
Squad
GK:
Tom Ritzy Hülsmann, Johannes Schenk, Sven Ulreich
DEF: Daley Blind, Tarek Buchmann, Alphonso Davies, Matthijs De Ligt, Pavard, Josip Stanisic, Dayot Upamecano
MID: Ryan Gravenberch, Leon Goretzka, Arijon Ibrahimovic, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Marcel Sabitzer, Paul Wanner, Lovro Zvonarek
FWD: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Yusuf Kabadayi, Thomas Müller, Leroy Sane, Mathys Tel

A familiar face in Doha, Bayern flew out on 6 January. The record champions enjoyed six days' warm weather training on the Persian Gulf coast, before returning to Germany in time to face Red Bull Salzburg in a 13 January friendly.

Borussia Dortmund

Where?
Malaysia and Vietnam
When?
From 21 November to 1 December
Squad
GK: Marcel Lotka, Alexander Meyer
DEF: Prince Aning, Guille Bueno, Nnamdi Collins, Soumaila Coulibaly, Mats Hummels, Lion Semic, Nico Schulz
MID: Emre Can, Goktan Gürpüz, Falko Michel, Can Özcan, Salih Özkan, Antonios Papadopoulos, Felix Passlack, Ole Pohlmann
FWD: Samuel Bamba, Jayden Braaf, Moritz Broschinski, Donyell Malen, Justin Njinmah, Marco Pasalic, Marco Reus, Julian Rijkhoff

After beating the Lion City Sailors 7-2 in Singapore on 24 November, Dortmund followed that with a 4-1 win over the Johor Southern Tigers in Malaysia on 28 November. BVB were then beaten 2-1 by the Vietnam national team after a late penalty in Hanoi on 30 November. Team events in the local community and player meet-and-greets were also on the menu for the five-time Bundesliga winners.

Watch: Borussia Dortmund - Southeast Asia tour highlights

Eintracht Frankfurt

Where?
Japan
When?
From 13 to 20 November
Squad
GK:
Jens Grahl, Diant Ramaj, Matteo Bignetti
DEF: Evan Ndicka, Jerome Onguene, Almamy Toure, Makoto Hasebe, Timothy Chandler, Aurelio Buta, Christopher Lenz, Luca Pellegrini, Tuta, Elias Baum, Dario Gebuhr, Derek Boakye-Osei
MID: Faride Alidou, Sebastian Rode, Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, Marcel Wenig, Ansgar Knauff, Mehdi Loune, Harpreet Ghotra, Noah Fenyo
FWD: Lucas Alario, Nacho Ferri, Andrew Junior Awusi Boddien, Anas Alaoui

Frankfurt contested the Saitama City Cup against Urawa Red Diamonds, losing 4-2 in Toyko. That was before their second game in Japan, which ended in a 2-1 defeat to Gamba Osaka. Winter training, as well as local, cultural and fan exchanges completed the UEFA Europa League holders' busy schedule.

Watch: Eintracht Frankfurt - Japan tour highlights

Bayer Leverkusen

Where?
St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
When?
From 13 to 18 November
Squad
GK:
Andrey Lunev, Niklas Lomb
DEF:
Mitchel Bakker, Jonathan Tah, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Madi Monamay
MID:
Robert Andrich, Kerem Demirbay, Nadiem Amiri, Ayman Azhil, Joshua Eze, Zidan Sertdemir, Florian Wirtz
FWD:
Karim Bellarabi, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Moussa Diaby, Adam Hlozek

Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen kicked off their preparations for the second half of 2022/23 with a five-day visit to the USA, where they played a friendly against newly formed MLS team St. Louis City. Die Werkself won the game 3-0 as part of the inauguration of the Missouri-based club's new stadium.

Watch: Bayer Leverkusen - US tour highlights

Cologne

Where?
Austin, Texas (USA)
When?
From 16 to 24 November
Squad
GK:
Marvin Schwäbe, Timo Horn, Matthias Köbbing
DEF:
Timo Hübers, Luca Kilian, Jeff Chabot, Nikola Soldo, Kristian Pedersen, Jonas Hector, Georg Strauch, Benno Schmitz, Max Finkgräfe, Tidiane Toure
MID:
Linton Maina, Dejan Ljubicic, Tim Lemperle, Mark Uth, Kingsley Schindler, Joshua Schwirten
FWD:
Sargis Adamyan, Steffen Tigges, Tidiane Toure, Justin Diehl

Cologne set up camp at Austin FC's training base and played an exhibition match at the Texan club's Q2 Stadium, losing out 4-2 to Bundesliga rivals VfB Stuttgart after trailing 4-0 at half-time. Fan and marketing events also took place as part of the Billy Goats' first stateside visit, organised in conjunction with the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL).

Watch: Cologne - US tour highlights

VfB Stuttgart

Where?
Austin, Texas (USA)
When?
From 14 to 22 November
Squad
GK:
Florian Müller, Florian Schock
DEF:
Josha Vagnoman, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Antonis Aidonis, Leon Reichardt
MID:
Laurin Ulrich, Nathaniel Weiss, Lukas Laupheimer, Samuele di Benedetto
FWD:
Serhou Guirassy, Tiago Tomas, Juan Jose Perea, Luca Pfeiffer, Alou Kuol, Thomas Kastanaras

As well as registering a morale-boosting 4-2 win in an exhibition match over Cologne, Stuttgart will attend American Football and basketball matches. Like the Billy Goats, they were based at MLS club Austin FC's St. David's Performance Center. Local youngsters also took part in VfB football school camps. The tour is part of the DFL's internationalisation strategy for the Bundesliga.

Watch: Cologne 2-4 Stuttgart - highlights

Watch: Stuttgart - Texas tour highlights

Hamburg (Bundesliga 2)

Where?
California, USA
When?
From 13 to 22 November

Representing the DFL, German football and HSV internationally, the Red Shorts returned to the USA for the first time in 22 years. Tour highlights included a friendly against Orange County Soccer Club in Irvine, California on 15 November, which the Bundesliga 2 side won 1-0.

Watch: Highlights of HSV's encounter with Orange County