The number of court prosecutions over racially-aggravated crimes has risen by 155% over two years.
Appeal judges have ruled that three men accused of racist behaviour should not be let off just because the alleged offences happened at football matches.
German police say six people have been injured in apparent racist attacks amid concerns of rising hate crimes during the World Cup.
Several German papers urge action over far-right violence The and German interior minister urges extra vigilance from the public to help tackle far-right extremism.
Former Nigeria international Adewale Ogungbure has appealed to Fifa to use the World Cup to combat the scourge of racism.
A press review of selected in Germany concerning racism.
Germany's government has pledged to take a tough stance against xenophobia at the World Cup.
An Asian man has been stabbed by a gang of four white teenagers in what the police are treating as a racially motivated attack.
Postal deliveries were delayed after more than 80 workers at a sorting office went on strike.