Schalke have been hard at work at their training camp in Austria - © © imago
Schalke have been hard at work at their training camp in Austria - © © imago

2015/16: day seven of pre-season

Cologne - It's another day of hard work for the 18 Bundesliga clubs, wherever in the world they happen to be.

Allow to keep you abreast of the latest happenings...

Sleep tight!

That brings an end to another energy sapping day at the office for all 18 Bundesliga clubs. Pre-season is in full motion now, with the clock already counting down to the season opener between FC Bayern München and Hamburger SV on 14 August. Until then, we'll be keeping you topped up all the training camp news your heart desires. Get some rest and we'll catch you once again in the morning. Gute Nacht!

Gotta catch 'em all!

Before departing Tokyo for Singapore, Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has swapped his Spiderman mask for one of Pokemon character Pikachu...

Two from two for Darmstadt

Just the one goal this evening for SV Darmstadt 98, but that's all they needed to score a win over TSG Balingen - Yannick Stark with the decisive strike...

Castaignos at the double

Eintracht Frankfurt new boy Luc Castaignos scored twice in a 4-0 win over Wacker Innsbruck...

Skripnik content

SV Werder Bremen head coach Viktor Skripnik is happy with how his side's pre-season preparations are going, despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Hansa Rostock earlier today...

Werder in action

Werder Bremen are playing lower league outfit Hansa Rostock this evening. Die Grün-Weißen lead 1-0 thanks to Cedric Makiadi.

First test

Eintracht Frankfurt are looking to get their pre-season schedule off to a winning start against FC Wacker Innsbruck today...

Muto arrives

Translation: Our new Japanese signing has just landed in Frankfurt! Welcome! #Mainz05


A new celebration for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?! He seems to have picked up a Pikachu mask in Japan. I wonder what Batman would have to say about that...

Just a bit more!

Some early-morning yoga for the Royal Blues today.

Bayern goals galore

This compilation of Bayern's best strikes in training is well worth a few moments of your time:

Home via Rostock

Werder Bremen are stopping off to play a friendly in the northern city of Rostock en route home from their training camp in Neuruppin. For a full list of the Bundesliga clubs' pre-season fictures, click here.

Don't injure yourselves, lads!

Gladbach pals Thorgan Hazard and Ibrahima Traore have come up with a novel way of switching off between training sessions.

Early bird catches the worm

Isn't that right, Andre?

Thirsty work

"You have to drink a looooooot in these temperatures," tweet FC Augsburg, with a picture of a suitably tired-looking Nikola Djurdjic.

Now that is a tough one!

Who's the best player ever to have worn the famous Royal Blue?

Breitenreiter turning heads

There has been nothing but praise for the 41-year-old tactician from the Schalke players since pre-season started; Ralf Fährmann is the latest.

Can Bremen build on last season?

Their upturn under Viktor Sripnik was remarkable, and, if they hit the ground running in 2015/16, they will be a force to be reckoned with.

Good news for Wolfsburg fans

Coach Dieter Hecking has confirmed that Luiz Gustavo is closing in on a return to action.

How many goals for you this season, Marwin?

"We're off again!" reads this Instagram post from Augsburg's Swiss goalkeeper Marwin Hitz.

Catalan connection

Pep Guardiola and Thiago Alcantara were in demand after Bayern's open training session this morning.

Comfortable winners

Dortmund gave their Japanese fans a treat as they ran out 6-0 winners in Tokyo against Kawasaki Frontale earlier. You can recap that one here.

Internationals involved

Joo-Ho Park and Niki Zimling were back at Mainz's training session today.

Don't forget...

Dortmund are currently playing Kawasaki Frontale in a friendly. You can follow that one live here.

Drmic involved

Swiss international Josip Drmic has linked up with his new Borussia Mönchengladbach team-mates for the first time.

Sweating at Schalke

New coach Andre Breitenreiter has made sure Schalke's players have hit the ground running ahead of 2015/16.

All systems go

After a morning of hard work, it's time to meet and greet the fans for the Hoffenheim stars.

Excitement in Darmstadt

New signing Konstantin Rausch has been speaking to the media. “I’m really looking forward to a good year with this team,” he says in the tweet below.


Bremen are preparing to depart their Neuruppin training camp.

No rest for the champions

Bayern are hard at work. Remember, the Bavarians are hunting an unprecedented fourth consecutive Bundesliga title in 2015/16.

Another raucous reception

The BVB boys are like royalty in the Far East.

Leverkusen also at the coalface…

“Training at the BayArena. Die Werkself are here,” reads the tweet below.

Buzzing to be in Asia

Or, at least, BVB’s mascot Emma is…

Emma is 'buzzing' to be in Asia! The @BVB mascot welcomes the fans #asiatour #BundesligaWorldTour

— Bundesliga (@Bundesliga_EN) July 7, 2015

Hoffenheim are hard at it

Markus Gisdol has been working his troops hard at a training camp in Westerburg in preparation for 2015/16.

Holger’s in the zone

We look forward to your return!

Darmstadt working hard

“Tactical fine-tuning under instructions of head coach Dirk Schuster…” reads the tweet below.

Looks like a pleasant morning in Munich

And the Bayern stars are putting on a public training session:

Schalke new boy Junior Caicara has a simple message

“Hard work, focus and faith” is his mantra.

Singapore, the boys in black and yellow are coming…

…and this is where you’ll find them:

A pleasant morning in Norderney, Northern Germany for Eintracht Frankfurt

“A very good morning: Training at 10 AM and then a friendly at 6 PM against Wacker Innsbruck’s second team,” reads the tweet below.

Mats Hummels also seems to be enjoying Japan…

…if this Instagram post is anything to go by:

All smiles

Look at that reception for the BVB stars!


Marco Reus is a popular man in the Land of the Rising Sun

Drawing the crowds

Borussia Dortmund’s pulling power in Asia seems to be on the rise if this snapshot of their Japanese fans is anything to go by…