A look at how world champions Germany celebrated their crown back home after they won their fourth World Cup title in Brazil
Germany captain Philipp Lahm led his champions from the aircraft shortly after 10am (local time), followed by Bastian Schweinsteiger who was wearing the German flag, and the team were greeted by excited fans trying to get a glimpse of the trophy as they made their way through the airport. Even a two-hour delay in their 11-hour flight, caused after a baggage carrier had touched the plane, did not dampen the spirits of the Germans who indulged in carefree partying on Monday. The Lufthansa jet in which the team arrived had been re-branded “Fanhansa” and “Victors’ Plane”, as thousands of supporters waited on a viewing platform. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was delighted to touch down on home turf, and said on his Twitter account: "back in the country of the world champions :-) #DFBTeam #happy."