Paul Lambert has used his German connections to arrange Aston Villa’s pre-season tour this summer.
Villa will play three matches during an eight-day stay in Germany, while four domestic friendlies at Wycombe, Luton, Crewe and Walsall have also been announced.
The club are also hoping to finalise details of two more practice matches, one more away and one at Villa Park.
Lambert, a Champions League winner with Borussia Dortmund, still has many friends and contacts in Germany and has previously held training camps there with former club Norwich.
Villa will return for pre-season training on July 1. They jet off to Germany on Sunday, July 7 and come back on Monday, July 15.
Villa will face SV Rodinghausen at Häcker- Wiehenstadion on Wednesday July 10 (7pm), SC Paderborn at Benteler Arena on Friday July 12 (6pm) and VfL Bochum at Rewirpowerstadion on Sunday July 14 (3.30pm) – all local times.
On Saturday, July 20 (3pm) they travel to Wycombe. They face Luton away on Tuesday, July 23 (7.45pm) and head to Crewe on Friday, July 26 (7.30pm) before visiting Walsall on Wednesday, July 31 (7.30pm).
So that is
July 10th - SV Rodinghausen (Away)
July 12th - SC Paderborn (Away)
July 14th - VfL Bochum (Away)
July 20th - Wycombe Wanderers (Away)
July 26th - Crewe Alexandra - (Away)
July 31st - Walsall (Away)
Then 2 more games in August, one at home and one away