Bayern Munich usher in the new year away to Bayer Leverkusen on 12 January 2018.
Bayern Munich usher in the new year away to Bayer Leverkusen on 12 January 2018.
Bundesliga

Festive Bundesliga feast guaranteed as winter fixture list set in stone

Calendars, diaries and planners at the ready! There are some corking fixtures to look forward to either side of the Bundesliga's customary winter break.

The festive season begins with a bang for powerhouse trio Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, with UEFA Champions League ties against Paris-Saint Germain, Real Madrid and Besiktas respectively.

Then it's head-first into the final Hinrunde straight for Matchdays 15-17. Borussia Mönchengladbach entertain Schalke in a veritable battle of Bundesliga stalwarts on 9 December; Bayern host current bottom-feeders Cologne a week later; and top-four rivals Dortmund and Hoffenheim face off on 16 December.

The first half of the 2017/18 campaign draws to a close a few days later in the DFB Cup third round, with Dortmund's trip to Bayern the pick of the last-16 fixtures on 19/20 December.

The domestic action resumes on 12 January 2018, when Bayern kick off the Rückrunde away to Bayer Leverkusen.

Watch: Relive Bayern's season-opening win over Leverkusen

To see what the fixture list holds right through until the first week of February 2018 for your favourite Bundesliga club, click here!