Bruno Labbadia's Hamburger SV won the Telekom Cup on Sunday, beating FC Bayern, Mönchengladbach and FC Augsburg to first place - © © imago / Michael Schwarz
Bruno Labbadia's Hamburger SV won the Telekom Cup on Sunday, beating FC Bayern, Mönchengladbach and FC Augsburg to first place - © © imago / Michael Schwarz

2015/16: day 13 of pre-season

Cologne - The Bundesliga clubs' pre-season preparations are continuing apace with the 2015/16 season opener between FC Bayern München and Hamburger SV just over a month away.

Stay tuned as brings you all the latest from around the training grounds…

Bis Morgen!

That concludes Monday's coverage of all the goings on from the 18 Bundesliga club's pre-season preparations, but we'll leave you with this teaser from reigning champions FC Bayern München which will surely be enough to whet your appetite for tomorrow.

Hazard-ous roomate

Who will pull the first prank on who? Hopefully Ibrahima Traore will keep us abreast of any tomfoolery.

Welcoming back the big guns

VfL Wolfsburg were able to welcome back their stars that had been on duty for their respective countries during the summer period on Monday...

...including the best player the Bundesliga had to offer in the 2014/15 campaign.

At full tilt

The Royal Blues are taking nothing for granted as their pre-season preparations continue in earnest.

Lucky onlookers

Training may have ended for SV Werder Bremen, but there's always time for a quick signing sessions.

The shot-stopper returns

Having been part of the Germany U-21s side that got knocked out in the semi-finals of the European Championships this summer, Timo Horn appeared to enjoy his return to domestic duties.

First look at new faces

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim were pleased to have two of their summer signing join them in training for the first time on Monday.

Hard at it

Bremen are still working hard: "A work-out in the evening," reads the tweet below.

Smile, boys!

"Here's the Hannover 96 team photo for the 2015/16 season!"

Where were you?

Remember, you can relive Germany's triumph just here and have a look at the Bundesliga's impact on the tournament here.

New boys!

1. FC Köln's promising young defensive duo have joined their new team-mates in training for the first time...

Interview time!

The Hunter is on media duties this afternoon judging by Schalke's Instagram post.

De Bruyne in action

"The returning internationals had another intense training session this afternoon," reads Wolfsburg's tweet below. Catch up on the Wolves' tour of Poland here.

Seeing double

"You can call off the search for a new centre-back, we've cloned Niko Bungert!" reads Mainz's tweet below.

Red light indicates doors are secured

The Foals are off to Bavaria for their training camp.

Come fly with me

Gladbach have a couple of interesting friendlies on the cards when down in Bavaria, too. Find out here who the Foals will be taking on.

Baba raring to go

Ghanaian international Abdul Rahman Baba was part of the Augsburg side that came second in the Telekom Cup on Sunday

Meanwhile, in Frankfurt…

Translation: Lactate test this morning.

Borussia to play Bursaspor

Gladbach will take on the Turkish outfit on 25 July

Hard at work

I wonder if Mario Götze remembers what he was doing on this day twelve months ago…

Look who it is…!

Kevin De Bruyne, the man who set a new Bundesliga record for assists last season, has returned to training with VfL Wolfsburg

Ready, set…

FC Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer is put through his paces in Munich

Job done

They bagged 30 goals in their two friendlies over the weekend, but Hoffenheim are refusing to rest on their laurels…


Translation: 1. FSV Mainz 05 - the official team photo for the 2015/16 Bundesliga season.

Mainz were the sixth club to stage their Bundesliga Media Day on Sunday.


The Zillertal in Austria is still a sight for sore eyes, even when it isn't bathed in sunshine...

One year on...

How could we forget? It's exactly a year since Germany lifted the World Cup trophy for a fourth time in Rio de Janeiro. Mario Götze's extra-time goal handed Jogi Löw's troops a 1-0 victory over Argentina twelve months ago. What a day that was...

No rest for the wicked...

Werder Bremen were one of the first teams out of the traps this morning…

First of many...

Lars Stindl made his first appearance at the Borussia Park on Sunday. The former Hannover 96 skipper seemed to enjoy the experience, despite the Foals' third-place finish.

Well-earned rest

Hamburg, meanwhile, have been given the day off after winning the annual pre-season tournament at the Borussia Park on Sunday.

Translation: Day off today. We're training back in Hamburg tomorrow at 10am and 4pm.

Back on home turf

FC Bayern have landed back in Munich following yesterday's Telekom Cup defeat. Sebastian Rode and Co will return to training on Monday, with only four days remaining until the Bavarians embark on their pre-season tour of China.