The animals were introduced by Luftwaffe chief Hermann Goering, and it has now been accepted that they will never be banished.
The German Hunting Federation has said that the creatures - which are said to number in the millions - are to stay in the country despite complaints from householders, who have had raccoons break into their homes to search for food and shelter in the cold weather.
A spokesperson for the Federation, Daniel Hoffman, said: "The raccoon is firmly established in Germany, this has to be accepted."
Magnus Wessel, head of conservation at Friends of the Earth Germany, agreed, saying: "Limiting their numbers is pretty much all that can be done."
Goering ordered the release of a breeding pair of raccoons in 1934 when he was the Third Reich's chief forester.
It was designed to give hunters something to shoot.
More got out in 1945 when an Allied bomb hit a farm where they were being reared for their pelts.
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