Cologne - With just a matter of weeks remaining until Bundesliga Matchday 18 kicks off, the majority of the top-flight clubs have returned to training this week to shake off the excesses of a well-earned festive break.

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Sunday 11 January

Poetry in motion...

@ciroejessicaimmobile beim Training heute Morgen // Ciro Immobile in training this morning

Ein von Borussia Dortmund (@bvb09) gepostetes Video am Jan 11, 2015 at 1:39 PST


Saturday 10 January

Say cheese!
Neven Subotic posted this picture of himself on the plane to Murcia. Roman Weidenfeller appears to be doing something similar in the background...

#trainingslager #spanien w/ @zlajoo33

Ein von Neven Subotic (@subotic4) gepostetes Foto am Jan 10, 2015 at 4:42 PST


Hoffenheim have the luxury of training in the South African capital of Johannesburg for the next week or so. The Sinsheimers play friendlies against Kaizer Chiefs and FC Pretoria University FC, but before that, Kevin Volland and Co. will need to get back up to match fitness.

#Trainingslager #Südafrika #TSG ✌️

Ein von Kevin Volland (@vollandkevin) gepostetes Foto am Jan 10, 2015 at 3:54 PST


Eintracht Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp made his long-awaited comeback from injury in the Eagles' 2-0 victory over third-division SV Wehen Wiesbaden on Friday. The 24-year-old had been sidelined since September after suffering ankle ligament damage in the 2-2 draw with regional rivals 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 5, but he will have been delighted at keeping a clean sheet on his return to first-team action.

Friday 9 January


Bremen in Turkey

#Belek #Tag4 #werderinbelek #flipagram

Ein von SV Werder Bremen (@werderbremen) gepostetes Video am Jan 9, 2015 at 1:27 PST


Thursday 8 January

Tuesday 6 January

Marathon men
Dortmund made more sprints than any other team in the Hinrunde, recording an average of 243 a game. Looks like they're at it again...

Läuft! // Here we go again! #bvb #dortmund #borussiadortmund #training #hyperlapse

Ein von Borussia Dortmund (@bvb09) gepostetes Video am Jan 1, 2015 at 5:50 PST


Monday 5 January

Crossbar Challenge!
Remember this? At the start of the 2014/15 season we asked each Bundesliga club to participate in the Crossbar Challenge as they geared up for the forthcoming campaign. Relive some of the highlights in the video below, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: (Hint: Bayern weren't very good!)

That duo will be joined by the latest Wolfsburg recruit: China international attacking midfielder Xizhe Zhang, who touched down in Germany yesterday and is scheduled to lace his boots alongside his new team-mates for the first time today.

The majority of the FC Bayern München squad are not expected at the club's Säbener Straße training complex for another couple of days, but that didn't stop defender getting a sweat on in southern Munich as he plots his return from injury. Click here for more.

VfB Stuttgart were the first Bundesliga side to don their training kit in 2015, with head coach Huub Stevens calling his players to arms on Saturday 3 January. "We need every day, every training session," said the Dutchman, alluding to his side's precarious league position, perched just above the relegation zone. For more information, click here.