A photoshopped image of the statue of Christ the Redeemer reworked as a jubilant German Chancellor Angela Merkel was emblematic of the joy in Germany on Wednesday morning, the day after the "win for eternity", according to the popular Bild newspaper.
"Jogi's night of records," continued the Bild, listing the achievements chalked up in just 90 minutes of football in Belo Horizonte: the greatest semi-final victory ever, Germany's record eighth World Cup final appearance sealed and Miroslav Klose becoming the tournament's sole all-time top goalscorer.
None of that was expected or even marginally predictable at kick-off. The joy was intermingled with a fair amount of astonishment.
"Inconceivable, incredible and incomprehensible," claimed the Frankfurter Allgmeine Zeitung newspaper.
"Four goals in six minutes: Germany celebrate a footballing miracle in Belo Horizonte, but while fans were rubbing their eyes with disbelief, coach Jogi Low said his players were 'not getting carried away'. This team wants to get better still. It was all so unreal that they didn't even know what to do with all their joy.
"They were celebrating a historic victory for German football: 7-1 against Brazil in the semi-final of a World Cup in Brazil - inconceivable. 7-1 against the record world champions - incredible. 7-1 against the title favourites in the Estadio Mineirao - incomprehensible."
Suddeutsche Zeitung succinctly summed up the feeling of euphoria in the land of the three-time World Cup winners in two words: "Cloud Nine."
Like many in Germany, though, they found they were pinching themselves. "Is it really true?" asked the Munich-based national newspaper. "This game will reverberate for a long time. Jogi Low delivered his masterpiece which he can only better himself in the final."
Sharing the theme of disbelief was Die Welt newspaper. "An anomaly in the history of football," was its summary of a night no German or any football fan will forget in a hurry, the night Germany penned even more footballing history at the 2014 World Cup.