With a year to go until the great and the good of the luge world descend on Sochi’s 'Sliding Centre Sanki' for the 2014 Games, the athletes were getting a sneak peak of what to expect as they brought the curtain down on the 2012-13 World Cup.
And world silver medallist Langenhan clearly liked what he saw as he was victorious, with Russian Albert Demchenko and German David Moeller finishing second and third respectively.
But it was Loch who was left celebrating as his finish of sixth was enough to wrap up his second-successive World Cup title, and having claimed European and world gold this campaign too he now holds all major titles in the pre-Olympic season.
Langenhan's victory in Sochin was enough to have him finish second overall behind compatriot Loch while Moeller made it an all German top three.
And there was more for Germany to shout about as the curtain came down on another World Cup season as they remained undefeated in the team relay with another victory in Sochi.
Tatjana Huefner, Langenhan and Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt made it six wins from six in Sochi with Russia finishing second and Canada third.
Germany ended the season with a maximum 600 points, with Italy taking silver and USA winning bronze.