Because of this tight timetable, there’ll be no week-long pre-season training camp in Austria this year. Instead, the reigning double winners will hold a shorter camp in Harsewinkel, North Rhine-Westphalia, from 11 to 14 August. A friendly against a fellow Bundesliga team is planned for the end of their stay. The new FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga season then kicks off on the first weekend of September, with the fixture list expected to be released in early August. As for the DFB Cup, the seven-time winners will begin the defence of their title on 31 October/1 November.
The schedule for the 2020/2021 Champions League is also different to normal, as only the Round of 32 will be played before the winter break (first legs 11/12 November, second legs 18/19 November). The remaining rounds will not be staged until the New Year.