bundesliga.com rounds up the storylines which have got tongues wagging all over Europe's most populous nation.
After an exhausting week involving a draw at 1. FC Nürnberg and a fatiguing 120 minutes in Munich, Borussia Dortmund answered any questions about a drop-off in form in resounding style on Matchday 7. The 5-0 victory over SC Freiburg was their biggest home win of the season, and took their goal tally in their last two matches in the Signal Iduna Park to eleven. Meanwhile, their remarkable goal difference of +16, sees them stay clear of FC Bayern München in second place.
New Hamburger SV coach Bert van Marwijk came away from Frankfurt with a point in his first game in charge of the Bundesliga ever-presents. Indeed, van Marwijk's arrival seems to have given the Bundesliga Dinos some legs: Hamburg covered over 120 kilometres, and their 30-year-old Rafael van der Vaart, 12.6km on his own. The club captain added that, "I've known the new coach for a long time, he's got plenty of experience and I'm happy that he's here".
Friday's 2-2 draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach led to FC Augsburg's tenth point of the season. Markus Weinzierl's men only achieved this number of points after 18 games last season, in an ultimately remarkable last-gasp escape from relegation. This season's performances, led by the ageless Halil Altintop, are inspiring hope of a less nailbiting conclusion than last term's 15th-place finish.
Thomas Müller hit 13 goals last season in FC Bayern München's title triumph, but this season has been a slower affair for the 24-year-old Munich native. Despite creating three goals and 25 chances, it was only on Matchday 7 that Müller managed to find the net in the Bundesliga. The seven-game wait to open his account was his longest ever, but that's not to say Müller was idly waiting for the goal to arrive - against Wolfsburg alone he covered 12 kilometres.
Bundesliga fans should know by now that the team to watch for guaranteed goals is 1899 Hoffenheim. Their 3-3 draw with FC Schalke 04 meant the men from Sinsheim has both scored and conceded 18 goals - at an average of over 5 goals per game. With Anthony Modeste joint-top of the scoring charts with six goals, it's clear why they're scoring so freely, but the headache for Markus Gisdol remains a leaky backline.
Schalke's woes continued, however, as they failed to bounce back from last week's 4-0 home hammering by Bayern. Despite taking a 3-1 lead over Hoffenheim, with another goal from the already-key Kevin-Prince Boateng, the Royal Blues were pegged back. Boateng, who started up front, blasted his team-mates for being "too confident" after taking a two-goal lead. His comments have some justification considering Schalke have conceded 16 goals in seven games, their worst defensive display for 26 years.