The DFB (Deutscher Fussball-Bund) Presidential Board has established the dates for the 2016/17 season in Germany at a meeting in Düsseldorf.
The key information and dates are as follows:
- Begins weekend of 26-28 August 2016Winter break follows Matchday 16 on 20-21 December 2016Resumes weekend 20-22 January 2017Final Matchday (34) set for 20 May 2017
- Opening Matchday 5-8 August 2016Winter break follows Matchday 17 on the weekend of 16-19 December 2016Resumes the weekend of 27-30 January 2017Final Matchday (34) set for 21 May 2017
- To take place between 24 and 30 May 2017Exact dates to follow in due course
- First round: 19-22 August 2016Second round: 25/26 October 2016Last 16: 7/8 February 2017Quarter-finals: 28 February/1 March 2017Semi-finals: 25/26 April 2017Final: 27 May 2017, Olympiastadion, Berlin