The German Football League (DFL) released the fixture list for the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign on Friday. Niko Kovac’s team start the season with a home match against their only northern rivals in the division, SV Werder Bremen, on the weekend of 6 – 7 August.
The Wolves will then travel to champions Bayern Munich in their first away match of the new campaign on Matchday 2, while Hertha BSC will visit the Volkswagen Arena for the final game on Saturday 27 May 2023.
World Cup break from mid-November
Special circumstances had to be taken into account when drawing up the 2022/23 fixture list. With the 2022 FIFA World Cup being held in Qatar between 21 November and 18 December, there will be no Bundesliga action for around two months over the winter. VfL round off 2022 with a trip to TSG Hoffenheim on Matchday 15, which will be played between 11 and 13 November. The World Cup will be followed by a winter break before the resumption of the top flight on 20 January 2023, when the Wolves take on SC Freiburg on Matchday 16.