Schalke stayed on the coat-tail of Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich with a 1-0 win at home to Nurnberg.
The win completed a week to remember for Schalke, who last weekend defeated champion Borussia Dortmund and in midweek won in the UEFA Champions League at Arsenal.
Dortmund also built on an impressive European win over Real Madrid with a 2-0 victory at Freiburg.
Neven Subotic broke the deadlock in the 54th minute and Mario Gotze made the points safe seven minutes from time.
The Hungarian scored in the 21st, 46th and 64th minutes to leave Hoffenheim battling at the wrong end of the table.
Wolfsburg moved off the foot of the table as
Kostner, handed the reins after the departure of
Dost got his second in the 64th minute and, even though Jens Langeneke pulled one back from the spot, Diego scored a penalty for the Wolves in the 78th minute after the sending-off of Dusseldorf's
Greuther Furth dropped to the foot of the table after a 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen.
Edu put Furth ahead after eight minutes, but
Borussia Dortmund has confirmed Mario Gotze will miss the Champions League final against Bayern Munich at Wembley on Sunday (AEST).