Berlin - Germany's historic capital provided the setting for the summer's final Bundesliga Media Day, staged by Pal Dardai's Hertha Berlin.
As well as presenting the Old Lady's new signings, the yearly event was also used to take official photographs and produce exclusive media content for use throughout the upcoming campaign.
bundesliga.com rounds up the highlights...
It was hot for VfL Wolfsburg on Wednesday, but it was hotter still in Berlin today. Indeed, with most Media Day acitivities taking place indoors it was pretty unbearable at times: not unlike a couple of years ago when temperatures topped 30 °C.
Alexander Baumjohann didn't disappoint in front of the camera during the Corner Kings challenge. We won't reveal how he fared in the flag-kick competion itself, but the former FC Bayern attacker certainly looked as fit as a fiddle following a long-term injury lay-off as he showcased his keepy-uppy skills, much to goalkeeper Thomas Kraft's delight. Cristiano Ronaldo, eat your heart out.
Easier said than done
Tolgay Cigerci needed two attempts to correctly pronounce his most trying German word, Authentizität (authenticity). Off camera, John Anthony Brooks passed the same test with flying colours, but stage fright kicked in when he stepped in front of the lens, with the US international needing a fair few more cracks than his tongue-twisted team-mate to get it right.
Dardai pokes fun
Hertha head coach Pal Dardai was in a jocular mood as he observed some of his players acting out their celebrations of choice for the camera. Piquing the Hungarian's interest more than most was Peter Pekarik, who thrusted and fist pumped with gusto come his turn. "Wow, Peter! Considering you still haven't scored in the Bundesliga, that was really good," Dardai quipped.
Team of comedians
When asked to pick out the resident class clown, the Hertha players came up with a number of suggestions: Roy Beerens named Genki Haraguchi, Mitchell Weiser went for Jens Hegeler and Cigerci and Brooks opted for Marvin Plattenhardt. No definitive answer, but it would appear there's more than one Herthaner who could cut it on the comedy circuit.
Best of social media
Ball juggling at its finest
Ten points across the board for Alexander Baumjohann...
Now what are you going to do, Salomon?
Ronny the corner king
With Ronny in their ranks, Hertha Berlin have every chance of being crowned Corner Kings 2015. What technique!
Salomon Kalou missed out on the Media Day fun after signing for Hertha towards the end of the summer transfer window last August. He must have posed for plenty of professional photos in his time, though. This particular one will be used for signed snaps of the players.
Our No.25, John Anthony Brooks.
To the right a bit please, Sami.
Strike a pose
Cool as ever on the turntable from Hertha head coach Pal Dardai...
Haraguchi all smiles
Genki Haraguchi looks like he approves of Hertha's new home kit.
Smile for the camera
First up: team photo time!
New Hertha signing Mitchell Weiser and striker Julian Schieber model the club's home and away strips for the new season. If you look closely, you can just about make out the Reichstag - Germany's parliament building - in the distance.