The 15-match winning run for Bayern Munich was halted on Saturday by Hertha Berlin as the Bavarians were forced to a barren draw by their opponents at the Allianz Arena.
Hard as they tried, the dominant hosts failed to find a way past a resolute Hertha rearguard as Bayern failed to win for the first time in any competition since late November.
Jupp Heynckes' men had won 11 league games in a row and scored at least two goals in every match they have played since Christmas, including five against Besiktas in the Champions League in midweek, but found Hertha's Norwegian goalkeeper Rune Jarstein in impressive form.
The point extended Bayern's lead at the top of the table to 20 points, although the likes of Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund can cut that lead later this weekend. The numbers have little meaning now, though.
The title is all but Bayern's and has long been so.
Bayern's lack of goals on Saturday was not due to a second string side as they fielded their
attacking big guns, with Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller all starting, but a Hertha side who have won just once this year proved too tough a nut for them to crack.