1. Mingalabar - Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Yangon
  2. Kloster am Inle
  3. 60 Jahre Deutschland - Myanmar

Mingalabar - Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Yangon

Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Yangon. In Germany, the "Land of Ideas", we place major emphasis on education, science, research and development. With its good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes combining age old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience. Germany has something for everyone - so why not pay us a visit?


Money Supply in Myanmar

The Embassy would like to point out that credit cards in general can hardly be used as a method of payment in Myanmar. Airlines and most hotels only accept US Dollar in cash. The dollar bills need to be in a pristine state (not folded, bent or labeled). It is now possible to withdraw money from ATM machines all over the country (3 x 300.000,- Kyats = approx. 900 Euro) using a Master/Visa Card with pin code or a Maestro-/Cirrus debit card. However, not all debit cards work. Please check with your bank before travelling.

Individual Travels to Myanmar

The German Embassy does not provide travel information of any kind. Please refer to the travel and security information provided by the Federal Foreign Office.

Kindly refrain from contacting the Embassy in tourist matters.

Eröffnung der Räume des Myanmar Journalism Institute

Opening of the Myanmar Journalism Institute

On July 14th, the Myanmar Journalism Institut (MJI) was officially opened by the Frech and the German Ambassadors.

Interview with H.E. Ambassador Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch

"A positive Experience - an Interview with the German Ambassador to Myanmar"

by Charlie Greene from Myanmar Insider

Embassy and KfW

On the upgraded Road to Development

Germany finances rural infrastructure in Myanmar with seven million EUR grant funds.

Goldener Brief

Cultural Treasure goes high tech: The Golden Letter from Myanmar as a 3 D scan

A precious artefact from Myanmar was presented to the public at the Federal Foreign Office for the first time ever on 12 November 2013 in the form of an elaborate 3D scan: the Golden Letter sent by King Alaungphaya of Burma to George II, King of Britain and Elector of Hanover, in 1756. Today the original is kept at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library in Hanover.

Schuhgröße 57

shoes for U Win Zaw Oo

The German Embassy in Yangon has gone to great length to support Mr Georg Wessels on his mission to provide some of the world’s tallest persons with custom-made shoes.

Bundespräsident in der Shwedagon Pagode

Federal President Joachim Gauck in Myanmar

Federal President Joachim Gauck traveled to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar for an official visit with his partner Daniela Schadt from 9 to 12 February.

Eröffnung Goethe Institut

Federal President Joachim Gauck officially opens Goethe Institute in Yangon

On February 11th, 2014 the Goethe Institute was officially opened by Federal President Joachim Gauck in the presence of U Aye Myint Kyu, Union Minister of Culture and the President of the Goethe Institute, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann.

Gruppenfoto mit Deutschem Botschafter

German prosthetic arms for employee of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

About one year after a tragical accident this Embassy could provide Mr. Zin Min Oo, an employee of the opposition politician and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, with two modern prothetic arms. Thus he is able to lead an almost autonomous life.

VIS - Visa Information System

important new visa regulation

With effect from 14 November 2013, all Schengen States will start to collect and exchange biometric data in a collective Schengen Visa Information System (VIS).

People applying for a Schengen visa must from this date on apply in person, so that the necessary data - ten fingerprints - can be collected. 

Finger scans stored in the VIS can be re-used for further visa applications for five years.

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

The wall that separated East and West Germany fell 25 years ago. A piece of German history that tourists can now experience by bike on a tour of the Berlin wall, including personal eyewitness accounts.

Deutscher Bundestag

Poll: Germany retains positive image

Germany’s image in the world remains positive. In a poll conducted annually in 24 countries, Germany has maintained its position as the country with the most positive influence in the world in 2014...

Foreign Minister Steinmeier openinge "Review 2014"

On 20 May 2014 Foreign Minister Steinmeier opened "Review 2014" in a conference

"What is wrong with German foreign policy?" Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier asked this question when opening "Review 2014" on 20 May 2014.

M100 Sanssouci Colloquium 10 Years

M100 Young European Journalists 2014: Bewerbungsaufruf

"Data and Journalism. Between Big Stories and Dirty Surveillance" 8. - 13. September 2014, Potsdam/Deutschland

DW - Global Media Forum 2014

From Information to Participation – Challenges for the Media

This year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, from June 30 – July 2, 2014, focuses on the evolution of the Internet as a gateway to information and knowledge, and as a tool for social participation. ...

Weather forecast - midday, local time (all data without guarantee)

28 °C

Time and weather in Germany

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Deutscher Wetterdienst

Online Visa Appointment System


Starting 21.07.2014 you can only enter the visasection if you have booked an appointment in advance. Your can start to book an appointment already now. Visa appointments at the Embassy can only be made online. Please use your current passport number only. Any attempt to make more than one appointment with different passport numbers will lead to the rejection of your application. Please also ensure that your passport number, your e-mail address, etc. are filled out correctly, otherwise you will lose your appointment.

Time Difference


The time difference between Myanmar and Germany during the period of daylight saving time is minus 4 hrs. 30 min., during winter time minus 5 hrs. 30 min.

The Ambassador

Botschafter Weber-Lortsch

Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch

Remembrance and commemoration – First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall

Zeitschrift Deutschland

The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland on the subject “Remembrance and commemoration” focuses on three anniversaries in 2014. The First World War broke out 100 years ago. The Second World War began 75 years ago. The fall of the Wall 25 years ago was the first step on the path to German reunification. Essays by and interviews with renowned historians and political scientists analyse the events and their effects on the present. Young people from Europe, the United States and Israel describe how they feel about these historical events and why they actively support their commemoration.

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