The Mannschaft was presented with the Silbern Lorbeerblatt (Silver Bayleaf) award for their performances at the World Cup by Bundespräsident Christian Wulff and (Number One Fangirl) Chancellor Angela Merkel.
stop trying to fool us into thinking you're a grownup, Philipp, I know you haven't aged a day in 10 years.
Look at the childish glee.
Jogi was awarded with the Verdienstordens of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Obligatory "this is fashion" moment from Mario Gomez.
Jörg with his perfected surprised yet serious face.
I enjoy how Piotr is barely taller than Angela.
Mark van Bommel taught Holger how to tie that tie. Fact.
Miro looking less startled than usual.
Warning: the above photo may explode your ovaries.
If you went through these photos and thought to yourself "man Merkel seems kind of bummed out," well clearly that's because Herr Schweinsteiger wasn't present.
Much better. Have a nice day.
Source: daylife, getty images