Cologne - As the 18 German top-flight sides entered the last week of new season preparations, excitement levels among clubs, players and fans has understandably grown, and nowhere has that been more visibly played out than on Twitter.
bundesliga.com has selected for you some of the best 140-character bulletins from the past few days...
With only hours to go until the start of the 2014/15 campaign, FC Bayern München have made a simple statement ahead of their opener against VfL Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena...
Tickets for Borussia Dortmund's home encounters are, as ever, in high demand, with Saturday's meeting with Bayer 04 Leverkusen already a sell-out at 80,677 and a staggering 55,000 season tickets sold:
Borussia Mönchengladbach quartet Oscar Wendt (clockwise, front l.), Granit Xhaka, Yann Sommer and Havard Nordtveit were all smiles the day after the Foals' 3-2 win in their UEFA Europa League play-off first leg at FK Sarajevo:
Martinez on recovery road
Javi Martinez seemed a happy man again after the FC Bayern defensive specialist's knee operation in Colorado (USA) proved a success:
Bayern defender Dante (r.) didn't miss out on the chance to take a picture with club-mate Robert Lewandowski, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Thursday...
...and was one of a host of Bundesliga stars to have been chosen for the 'Ice Bucket Challenge', a worldwide trend on social media:
"Monday = fan mail day" says this tweet by Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, leaving us to wonder about the size of his letter box...
2014 FIFA World Cup hero Manuel Neuer may already be living legend, but the Bayern custodian will soon also be shown as a wax figure at Berlin's Madame Tussaud's:
"13,000 km away. It's earthquake season in [Quito, Ecuador] but I follow Schalke no matter what," says this tweet by a Royal Blues fan:
This Dortmund fan (one presumes) from Australia has made BVB reserve goalies Mitchell Langerak and Zlatan Alomerovic her very own (page-)keepers: