Training Camp


S04 to leave for training camp in Mittersill on Monday

FC Schalke 04 will head to the Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern for their summer training camp for the eighth time on Monday (8th July). In Mittersill, head coach Karel Geraerts’ side will spend a week working hard to prepare for the challenges ahead in both the 2. Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal.


S04’s summer training camp once again to be held in Mittersill

FC Schalke 04 will once again prepare for a new season in Mittersill. This summer will mark the eighth time that the Royal Blues travel to the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern in Austria. This year’s training camp will be held between Monday, 8th July and Sunday, 14th July 2024. The team is due to play two friendlies during this period – details will be announced on and on the club’s social media channels in due course.

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Karel Geraerts: The team got stuck in and looked like a unit

FC Schalke 04 have returned to Germany, with their flight from Faro on Wednesday evening landing safely in Düsseldorf at 19:18 CET. Karel Geraerts was feeling positive after the nine-day training camp in Albufeira. “The team got stuck in and looked like a unit. The quality and intensity in training was very good and the commitment was plain to see,” explained S04’s head coach.


Marc Wilmots arrives in Albufeira: Meet the team, gather a first impression and get started

It’s been a busy few days for Marc Wilmots. The new sporting director immediately set about his work after signing a contract. On Friday (05/01), the Belgian arrived at Schalke 04’s training camp in Albufeira together with new CEO Matthias Tillmann in order to greet the players, coaches and staff and introduce himself.


Karel Geraerts: I like the atmosphere at training camps

Tuesday (02/01) saw FC Schalke 04’s preparations for the second half of the season begin in Albufeira. After the first session, Karel Geraerts chatted to about the training camp, goals and personnel situation.


S04 travel to Albufeira for training camp with 31 players

FC Schalke 04’s first-team squad is en route to their winter training camp in the Algarve. Head coach Karel Geraerts’ side will spend nine days preparing for the second half of the season in the 2. Bundesliga in the Portuguese city of Albufeira. A total of 31 players were onboard the plane heading from Düsseldorf towards Faro at 10:30 CET on Tuesday (2/1).


S04 to travel to Portugal for winter training camp for the first time

FC Schalke 04 will prepare for the second half of the season in Portugal for the first time. Karel Geraerts’ side will travel from Düsseldorf to the Algarve on 2nd January 2024. They will head home eight days later on 10th January.


Marius Müller: Great characters within our group of goalkeepers

Happy birthday, Marius Müller! The goalkeeper turned 30 on Wednesday (12/7) and spoke to He discussed his reasons for joining Schalke from FC Luzern, his first few days at the club, his style as a goalkeeper and the clash with his old side 1. FC Kaiserslautern on matchday 2.


Keke Topp: I’m not getting out of it

Striker Keke Topp, who was part of the U19s last season, has been with the first team since the start of the month. He spoke to about the first few weeks of pre-season, his time with the U19s under Norbert Elgert, his first experiences as a professional and playing in front of the fans at the VELTINS-Arena.


Soichiro Kozuki: I’m excited to see my father’s reaction

His first professional contract, his Bundesliga debut, his first goal in the top flight – and then... a long spell out due to injury. It’s been an emotional few months for Soichiro Kozuki, but he’s back to work, playing 45 minutes in each of our two friendlies so far in pre-season. Speaking to, the 22-year-old winger discussed his current fitness levels, the step up to the first team, his new shirt number and his family.


Thomas Reis: The fans have carried on where they left off last season

Loud rounds of applause greeted the Royal Blues on Saturday, as the fans welcomed them to the start of their first day at the training camp in Mittersill. Following the opening session, which started in bright sunshine and ended in the rain, head coach Thomas Reis spoke to the media about the upcoming week at the Hohe Tauern National Park and Holiday Region, the travelling support, possible new signings and goals for the season.


28 players travel to training camp in Mittersill

FC Schalke 04 are once again hosting their pre-season training camp in Mittersill, Austria. For the seventh time, the Royal Blues will head to the Hohe Tauern National Park, where they will spend the next eight days preparing for the 2023/24 season. A total of 28 players have travelled to training camp.