Borussia Dortmund will kick off their preparations for the 2018/19 season with a friendly at Austria Vienna on 13 July. The pre-season will last until 12 August, when BVB face Italian outfit Lazio in Essen ahead of their DFB Cup tie in Fürth eight days later. Here's the summer calendar at a glance.

The 2018 pre-season calendar

07/07/18   Start of Training BVB Training Centre Germany
18/07/18 until 26/07/18 USA Tour   USA
01/08/18 until 08/08/18 Training Camp Bad Ragaz  Switzerland
12/08/18   Season Opening Signal Iduna Park Germany
13/07/18 19:00 CET Austria Vienna Vs BVB Generali-Arena, Vienna Austria
21/07/18 03:05 CET Manchester City Vs BVB Soldier Field, Chicago USA
22/07/18 22:05 CET Liverpool Vs BVB Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte USA
26/07/18 02:05 CET Benfica Vs BVB Heinz Field, Pittsburgh USA
03/08/18 19:30 CET BVB Vs Rennes Cashpoint-Arena, Altach Austria
07/08/18 19:30 CET BVB Vs Napoli Kybunpark, St. Gallen Switzerland
12/08/18 17:30 CET BVB Vs Lazio Stadion Essen, Hafenstraße, Essen Germany
Competitive Matches        
20/08/18 20:30 CET DFB Cup 1st Round Greuther Fürth Vs BVB Germany
25-26/08/18   Bundesliga Matchday 1 BVB Vs Rasenballsport Leipzig Germany