Violent right-wing extremists have become emboldened to launch vigilante patrols across several neighbourhoods, and the recent attack on terror victim memorials signifies how dangerous they have become for the country's minorities.
The murder of a German-Cuban man played into the hands of the far-right. But what exactly took place in the east German city and what consequences might this have?
The concert comes after former foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel called on the political establishment to make a stronger showing in places with simmering discontent and anti-migrant sentiment.
Germany is tense after right wing groups engaged in several days of anti immigrant protests and riots in the easter city of Chemnitz.
Amateur video shows skinheads chasing a young man as far-right groups protest over death of man.
The Yenidze factory in Dresden has been bringing a taste of the orient to the banks of the Elbe since 1909.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer's words contradict those of former German president Christian Wulff who fuelled a debate over immigration in 2010 by saying Islam was part of Germany.
The AfD, which entered Germany's parliament with almost 13 percent of the vote last September, often makes headlines with hate speech before usually backing away from the most incendiary comments.
East Germans oppose the government's open-door policy for refugees, saying they themselves have not been fully integrated into the country.
No one was killed or injured in the blasts. Police believe the attacks might be motivated by xenophobia.
PEGIDA aims to form an alliance with far-right group AfD and announces its support for the party in upcoming elections.
German police detain some 400 left-wing demonstrators after clashing with police and anti-immigration AfD supporters.
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