Frankfurt/Main - New season to kick off with a classic encounter between FC Bayern and Hamburger SV.

The Bundesliga will be kicking off its 53rd season on 14 August with a top match. German champions FC Bayern München will be welcoming Hamburger SV for a traditional North-South classic. The match commences at 8:30 pm CEST.

The new Bundesliga 2 season will already be getting under way on 24 July in a match pitting MSV Duisburg against 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

The full schedules are now available at and The preliminary exact Bundesliga fixtures will be published in the week starting 6 July. Details of the first two Bundesliga 2 match days will be announced one week earlier.