To help you digest some of the fall-out, bundesliga.com has rounded up the major talking points from an action-packed weekend...
An Arjen Robben-inspired FC Bayern München swept aside FC Augsburg 4-0, in the process picking up the Herbstmeisterschaft. Pep Guardiola was typically hard to please after the game, but even he cannot fail to have been impressed by a brilliant Robben (pictured, l.) brace, which further underlined the champions' status as the team to beat. Robert Lewandowski and Medhi Benatia also netted, but it was the flying Dutchman who stole the show and ended Augsburg's four-match winning run.
The manner of Borussia Dortmund's ninth defeat of the season, 1-0 away to Hertha Berlin, will leave fans in no doubt that Jürgen Klopp's side has a genuine relegation battle on its hands. Another defensive mistake gifted former BVB striker Julian Schieber the opener, while at the other end, die Schwarz-Gelben's lack of confidence in front of goal was painfully clear. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (pictured) and Ciro Immobile again failed to find the net as they slid back into the bottom three.
Following their UEFA Champions League heroics in midweek, the mood was celebratory as FC Schalke 04 returned to the Veltins Arena looking to make up ground on the top four. As it was, Roberto di Matteo's side were brought back to earth with a bump, missing a host of first-half chances against 1. FC Köln and being punished for their profligacy when the visitors scored twice in the second period after FIFA World Cup winner Benedikt Höwedes erred.
Inseparable before the game, inseparable during the game, and inseparable after the game. Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in the BayArena, which lifted both sides above Augsburg and into the UEFA Champions League spots. Hakan Calhanoglu (pictured) and Roel Brouwers netted brilliant goals, while neither Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt nor his Gladbach counterpart Lucien Favre will be too disappointed with the point.
VfL Wolfsburg's new Chinese international Xizhe Zhang (pictured) was wrapped up warm for his first taste of Bundesliga action. His new team-mates dominated the 1-1 draw with SC Paderborn 07, but Kevin De Bruyne, Bas Dost and Ivan Perisic all missed gilt-edged chances as the Wolves squandered the opportunity to keep pace with Bayern at the top. With Zhang boasting 24 goals in 115 games at Beijing Guoan, it was hard not to think the solution was already in the Volkswagen Arena.