"To be the football world champion is the greatest thing of all. No title counts more than this. This title is something very special. The truth is that we have all become world champions," Joachim Gauk said.
"What a commanding title win, what a convincing performance, which was ungrudgingly recognised by all opponents," he added.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maiziere and DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach attended the award ceremony.