Lucien Favre will face an immediate test of his credentials at Borussia Dortmund after they were handed a home game against RB Leipzig at the start of the 2018-19 Bundesliga season.
Favre, the successor to Peter Stoger as head coach at Signal Iduna Park, discovered his side’s provisional schedule when the fixtures for the new campaign were released on Friday.
The tricky opener against Leipzig will be followed by matches against Hannover, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim.
Should he still be in charge by the end of the campaign, Favre will come up against former club Borussia Monchengladbach on the final week of the season.
Here are Borussia Dortmund’s 2018-19 fixtures in full. All dates are to be confirmed once televised schedules are decided.
Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga Fixtures
Matchday 26: Hertha Berlin (A) – Buy Borussia Dortmund Tickets
Matchday 27: Wolfsburg (H) – Buy Borussia Dortmund Tickets
Matchday 28: Bayern Munich (A) – Buy Borussia Dortmund Tickets
Matchday 29: Mainz (H) – Buy Borussia Dortmund Tickets
Matchday 30: Freiburg (A) – Buy Borussia Dortmund Tickets
Matchday 31: Schalke (H) – Buy Borussia Dortmund Tickets
Matchday 32: Werder Bremen (A) – Buy Borussia Dortmund Tickets
May 11: Fortuna Dusseldorf (H) – Buy Borussia Dortmund Tickets
May 18: Borussia Monchengladbach (A) – Buy Borussia Dortmund Tickets
If you have never been to a Dortmund game, check out our seating chart as well as the directions below:
Directions To Signal Iduna Park
Signal Iduna Park is located in the south of Dortmund near the Westfalenhallen conference centre. Dortmund’s city centre and main rail station are about 3 kilometres away.
The stadium can be reached by car from either the B1 (north, east, and west), or B54 (south). If coming from the B1, take exit Im Rabenloh. The stadium lies a few hundred metres to the south. If arriving from the B54, take exit An Der Buschmühle. Drive east until you will turn with a curve onto the Strobelallee and head straight ahead until you see the stadium.
Signal Iduna Park can be easily reached by train from the main railway station in the centre. In just 5 minutes you will arrive at Dortmund Signal Iduna Park station, from where it is a short walk to the stadium. Trains typically run three to four times an hour.
Alternatively, you can take the metro (U-Bahn) from the centre and get off at station Westfalenhallen, from where it is a 5-minute walk to the stadium. Both line 45 and 46 serve the station.
On matchdays, there is a special service that will continue to station Stadion, which is even closer to the stadium.
The stadium is furthermore within walking distance of Theodor-Fliedner-Heim station, which is on metro line 42.