The new year is now upon us, and there is no shortage of Bundesliga action to look forward to in 2016.
Accordingly, allow bundesliga.com to provide an overview of all the key dates for the next 12 months.
- On New Year's Day, the winter transfer window opened, giving Bundesliga clubs a month to consolidate and strengthen their squads. Keep up to date with all the latest transfers here.After a four-week winter break, the Bundesliga resumes on Friday, 22 January, as Hamburger SV welcome FC Bayern München. The following day sees another top -of-the-table clash as Borussia Dortmund travel to Borussia Mönchengladbach.
- On 9 and 10 February, we're into the business end of the season with the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup. Six Bundesliga teams are in the last eight, with VfL Bochum and 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 representing Bundesliga 2. Here is an overview of the fixtures.Germany's top clubs return to European action on 17 and 18 February, as VfL Wolfsburg take on KAA Gent in the UEFA Champions League and four Bundesliga teams do battle in the next round of the UEFA Europa League. A week later on 23 February, Bayern's Champions League campaign continues against Juventus FC. Here is an overview of the upcoming European fixtures.