Heynckes was soon parachuted back in for a fourth stint at the helm, and it only took the record champions a month to get back on top - where they have been ever since. They have therefore conquered a 28th German title - their 27th of the Bundesliga era - and the sixth in a row.
Bayern Munich could likely claim their next German championship title on the road as they travel away to Augsburg. He guided the team at the beginning of the season, warm congratulations on winning the championship title.
After reveling with a cardboard Bundesliga trophy, the players danced in a conga line on Augsburg's field.
"There'll be a lot of time to celebrate", Franck Ribery said on his 35th birthday.
2,160 - Manuel Neuer's injury problems have troubled Bayern over the previous year, but Sven Ulreich has been a beneficiary of that.
Once again it was away from home.
"He's not only a great coach, but also a great person".
That decision looked to have backfired as Niklas Sule's 18th-minute own goal gave Augsburg the lead, but two goals in quick succession swung the game in Bayern's favour.
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Jerome Boateng's untimely slip enabled Sergio Cordova to pounce, and, although the winger's effort was saved by Ulreich, the ball rebounded back in off the unfortunate Sule.
James put the visitors in front before the break, scoring from close range after Juan Bernat deflected Kimmich's cross into his path.
Robben all but sealed the title after the hour-mark when he fired inside the right post after James kept the ball in play.
26- Robert Lewandowski has arguably been the vital element for Bayern this season, scoring 26 times in the Bundesliga.
Second-place Schalke was playing at Hamburger SV later Saturday but can no longer catch the Bavarian powerhouse.
Elsewhere, second-from-bottom Cologne suffered a blow to their survival hopes as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Mainz.
Cologne captain Jonas Hector headed his side into an early lead, but Pablo De Blasis equalized to keep Mainz six points clear of the home side.
Thorgan Hazard came off the bench to score twice as Borussia Moenchengladbach climbed to eighth with a 2-1 win at home to Hertha Berlin.