It has been a very different summer transfer window to what the Bundesliga normally experiences.
Deals have been struck later than normal and signings made at the last moment as a number of sides utilised every minute up until Monday's 6pm deadline, to make valuable additions to their squads.
The most high profile - and high value - transfers naturally involved Premier League clubs, including Kevin De Bruyne's eventual move to Manchester City and Chelsea relieving Ausgburg of highly-rated left back Abdul Rahman Baba for a fee that eclipses their entire wage budget for a season.
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Yet despite a plethora of big name departures, new names in Germany's premier competition have begun the season in fine form.
Some are well-known to the Bundesliga while others are newcomers who have shone in their opening outings.
GiveMeSport looks at five stars who have excelled in sides with varying expectations for the rest of the season.