Ribery pleased with Heynckes approach
France international Ribery claims Heynckes' arrival has been a breath of fresh air after believing the approach of predecessor Louis van Gaal was stifling the players.
Ribery told Bild: "The conditions are better now. Last year was incredibly difficult. No fun, just stress - that's not good for a player. The new coach is very personable, very laid back. He talks a lot with each player, he understands what players need. The fun is back already."
Bayern could only finish third in the Bundesliga last season and reclaiming the title as well as reaching the final of the UEFA Champions League - which will be staged at Munich's Allianz Arena - are the club's priorities in 2011/12.
Ribery added: "For us it is very important to once again become champions of Germany. The Champions League campaign is also very special because the final is in Munich. To get there would be a dream. But first we must qualify."
Ribery suffered disappointment last season as injuries curtailed his involvement but he is hoping a good pre-season programme will see him return to top form.
"I am currently having the first summer preparation without pain in two years," he said. "This is important for me to return to my best.
"I am still a little bit short but I am hoping to get back to the form I showed in my first two years at Bayern. I am also happy that Philipp Lahm will be playing down the left, behind me. Playing with him is easy."