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:
Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 15, 2014
A picture of fans in the city was a great tease for what was to come:
The bus was the perfect opportunity for a Mario Goetze selfie:
And as for an open-top bus? Forget it. Only an open-top truck will do:
Ozil filmed the scenes as the German team rolled into town on Instagram:
While Goetze's pictures were particularly striking:
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:
Danke!!! pic.twitter.com/XakMX1F024— André Schürrle (@Andre_Schuerrle) July 15, 2014
And the final word comes from Mats Hummels: