As the super clubs break away, Hertha Berlin hope their location -- and a strong Silicon Valley influence -- could be their key to joining the elite.
Eintracht Frankfurt defender Marco Russ has been given the all-clear and can start rehab after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in May.
Here are five things to look forward to from this weekend's Bundesliga fixtures, including a tricky tie for Bayern Munich.
Craig Burley applauds Jerome Boateng for succeeding at Bayern after a tough time at Manchester City.
Schalke are no longer demanding that their players live within a 35-kilometre (21.7 miles) radius of the Veltins Arena.
"Scoring after being called up again was a confirmation that it was right to stay here [in Europe]," Marco Fabian said.