Germany Arrive Home to Heroes' Welcome After Die Mannschaft Win 2014 World Cup

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJuly 15, 2014


Germany's World Cup victory culminated in a glorious homecoming in Berlin.

The team flew back on Monday after winning Sunday's final against Argentina.

And arriving into the capital on Tuesday morning, they found that hundreds of thousands of people were on hand to meet them.

The team's official Twitter feed showed Philipp Lahm getting off the plane with the trophy raised aloft (above).  

Team-mate Mesut Ozil tweeted from the same vantage point to show who was waiting at the steps of the plane: 

finally arrived in Berlin! :-) #Siegerflieger #WorldChampios #GER

— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 15, 2014

A picture of fans in the city was a great tease for what was to come:

PHOTO: Germany fans await their victorious #GER World Cup team at a ceremony in Berlin.

— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) July 15, 2014

The bus was the perfect opportunity for a Mario Goetze selfie:

Back in Germany!!! #Fanmeile #Weltmeister #Siegerflieger #PartOfGoetze

— Mario Götze (@MarioGoetze) July 15, 2014

And as for an open-top bus? Forget it. Only an open-top truck will do:

Only Germany would invent an open top truck for a World Cup victory parade. #Weltmeister #Copatoberfest

— Ben Grounds (@Ben_Islington) July 15, 2014

Ozil filmed the scenes as the German team rolled into town on Instagram:  

While Goetze's pictures were particularly striking:

Da ist der Pokal in Berlin! #Weltmeister #DFBTeam #Weidenfeller ;-)) #PartOfGoetze

— Mario Götze (@MarioGoetze) July 15, 2014

Wow was hier los ist! Wahnsinn! AMAZING! #Weltmeister #PartOfGoetze

— Mario Götze (@MarioGoetze) July 15, 2014

The Cup is in Berlin!!! #poldi #aha #lp10

— (@Podolski10) July 15, 2014

And if you ever catch yourselves thinking the Germans have no sense of humour, then think again, with this reveal of the cup kicking off the party in the Fan Mile

Manuel Neuer was still leaping around in style:

Andre Schurrle took perhaps the best picture of the day, however:   


— André Schürrle (@Andre_Schuerrle) July 15, 2014

And the final word comes from Mats Hummels:

— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) July 15, 2014