The hosts asserted their dominance in the women's singles as Austria sprung a surprise in the team relay event at the 50th Luge World Championships in Konigsee, Germany, on Sunday (31 January).
21-year-old Anna Berreiter finished fourth, another German slider proving the strength in depth of their lugers.
Taubitz was fastest in both runs clocking 50.417 and 50.715 to record 1:41.132 overall, +0.315 faster than Geisenberger, and +0.472 quicker than Dajana Eitberger.
It's been a brilliant world champs for rising star Taubitz who goes home with her first individual Worlds medals, gold in sprint and in singles.
Anna Berreiter won silver behind Taubitz in sprint, stepping up on a World podium for the first time too.
Austria win first team relay
But Germany didn't have it all their own way today, Austria won their first team relay world title ahead of a stacked local team.
Austria's Madeleine Egle, David Gleirscher and Thomas Steu/Lorenz Koller won gold by four hundredths of a second.
The German team of Julia Taubitz, Felix Loch, and Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken lost out by 0.038 after a searing doubles run by Steu/Koller.