Cologne - Off The Ball, bundesliga.com's quirky periodical, is on hand to bring you up to speed with the latest colourful off-pitch stories from around Germany.

In this edition, we uncover why the German team is off to Hollywood, witness Nuri Sahin go all Masterchef and find out which Bundesliga favourite has a spot of DIY lined up...

Earlier this week, the DFB (German football association) announced they plan to release a feature-length film documenting Germany's World Cup triumph in Brazil. The film, which will simply be called Die Mannschaft, will show the entirety of Germany's campaign - from training camp preparations to post-final celebrations - and will feature private footage shot by the players and team staff. The film will premiere in Berlin in November, and presumably an Oscar nomination will swiftly follow...

Borussia Dortmund's Nuri Sahin - normally more associated with conjuring magic in the middle of the park than at a hob - took to the kitchen this week, naturally decked out in a club apron, to demonstrate his culinary skills. He joined Dortmund legend Norbert Dickel, now stadium announcer at the Signal Iduna Park, to show off his abilities as he prepared a meal for fans. By the looks of it, things could have gone worse...

On Monday, Thomas Müller received not one but two awards for his performances at the FIFA World Cup this summer. The FC Bayern München forward picked up both the Silver Ball, recognising him as the second-best player at the tournament, as well as the Silver Boot for being the second top-scorer in Brazil, with five goals and three assists to his name. “Although I’m more of a team player, I’m naturally very proud of these honours,” he told FIFA.com.