Cologne - Bundesliga World Tour 2015 participants Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg as well as FC Schalke 04 are all flying off to their respective training camps on day 5 of 2015/16 pre-season preparations.
bundesliga.com is keeping you bang up to date as the 18 German top-flight sides are getting into gear for the new campaign.
Another busy day for the Bundesliga clubs, and a triumphant one for Hannover 96. Join us again tomorrow for more pre-season training camp updates as the Bundesliga World Tour 2015 hits Japan. Until then, gute Nacht!
A couple of Japanese fans got to meet Eintracht Frankfurt and Samurai Blue midfielder Takashi Inui in Stubaital today...
FC Bayern München duo Rafinha and Dante got together for a jamming session earlier today...
Kiyotake laid low
Hannover midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake, who suffered a metatarsus break on international duty recently, will continue his rehabilitation in Japan for the time being, reads this tweet...
VfB Stuttgart outgunned FC Viktoria Plzen this evening, thanks to goals from Martin Harnik (2), Carlos Gruezo, new signing Jan Kliment, US Under-23 international Jerome Kieswetter and 17-year-old midfielder Arianit Ferati. 6-3 the final score in that one...
Not long now until Borussia Dortmund take off at Frankfurt airport...
There don't appear to be any pre-flight nerves as Borussia Dortmund prepare to jet off to Tokyo, Japan...
Reds reign supreme in Lublin
Bundesliga World Tour 2015 participants Hannover 96 beat KS Lechia Gdansk 5-3 on penalties to win the Lublin Cup!
The Reds draw level with a minute of normal time remaining. Penalties will now decide the Lublin Cup final...
Dortmund's dream catchers
Ilkay Gündogan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been catching some Zs ahead of the Yellow-Blacks' flight to Tokyo...
For all their dominance, Hannover 96 have fallen behind to a second-half penalty in the Lublin Cup final against Lechia Gdansk. Samuel Radlinger saved the initial effort, but couldn't keep out the follow-up.
Sakai on the move
Hamburger SV thrashed Swiss amateur side US Schluein/Ilanz 13-1 earlier this evening, before informing fans via Twitter that Japan international Gotoku Sakai is on the cusp of joining the club from VfB Stuttgart. The 24-year-old is in Zürich and has just arrived at the team hotel ahead of tomorrow's medical...
Hannover on top
Into the second half of the Lublin Cup final, but it's still goalless between Hannover 96 and KS Lechia Gdansk. Ceyhun Gülselam has just hit the woodwork for the Reds. Here's how Lower Saxony's capital club are lining up after the restart...
#H96-Aufstellung für Hälfte 2: Radlinger - Sorg, Anton, Schulz, Bahn - Schmiedebach, Gülselam - Sarenren-Bazee, Karaman, Dierßen - Benschop— Hannover 96 (@Hannover96) July 5, 2015
Kuba ruled out
Bundesliga World Tour representatives Borussia Dortmund will be without Polish international midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski for their trip to Asia...
Kuba won't be travelling to Asia with the team due to muscular problems. #asiatour— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 5, 2015
Up for the cup
The ball's rolling in the final of the Lublin Cup between Bundesliga World Tour 2015 participants Hannover 96 and Polish side KS Lechia Gdansk. Here's how Michael Frontzeck's men are lining up for the first half...
Dortmund defender Mats Hummels is looking forward to experiencing the Asian continent first-hand...
Im Bus zum Abflug zur Asienreise, wird sicher interessant! In the bus to the airport -> trip to Asia. i think it will be interesting.— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) July 5, 2015
Two of Borussia Dortmund's 1997 UEFA Champions League winners, Lars Ricken and Karl-Heinz Riedle, are already out and about on the streets of Tokyo. "The team are on their way," reads this tweet...
Haraguchi takes the plunge
The Hertha Berlin players have got the ice buckets out in Bad Saarow. Translation: A well-earned cooling off.
Hoffenheim up and running
Translation: Coaches, new arrivals, familiar faces and talent - ready for the new season...
Injured Hamburg goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny is currently working on his comeback and will be returning to the pitch later today for individual training.
Wolfsburg wasting no time
Dieter Hecking will be putting his DFB Cup winners through their paces at 17 CEST/15GMT today, just two hours after the arrival at their Switzerland training camp.
Schalke taking it easy - for now
Stuttgart to Switzerland
Meanwhile, the Baden-Württemberg capital club have revealed the dates for their second summer training camp, which will be held in St. Gallen from 19 to 26 July. VfB will be leaving their Zillertal base tomorrow morning to head back to Stuttgart.
VfB Stuttgart have just confirmed that newly-signed Australia goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak has pulled a muscle in training today.
Royal Blues touch down
Schalke have arrived in Klagenfurt, Austria.
Wolfsburg have just touched ground in Switzerland.
Schalke heading to Austria
The Royal Blues are the latest side to leave Germany for pre-season preparations, the Gelsenkirchen-based club flying off to Kärnten (Carinthia) for an 11-day stay that will include friendlies against Wolfsberger SC (10 July) and Udinese Calcio (14 July).
Wolves off to Austria
Champions League-bound VfL Wolfsburg are making their way to the Swiss municipality of Bad Ragaz where Naldo and Co will be having a one-week training camp.
VfB Stuttgart are the first of the 18 Bundesliga sides to be put through their paces today, new head coach Alexander Zorniger scheduling an early training session in Zillertal, Austria, before this evening's friendly against Czech club Viktoria Plzen.
Big buzz in Japan
While the Borussia Dortmund stars will be heading to Japan for the first leg of their Bundesliga World Tour 2015 later today, which will also include trips to Malaysia and Singapore, the five-time champions' team bus has already touched ground in Tokyo.