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.
Embassy closed !
On October 3rd, 2014 the German Embassy remains closed.
In case of emergency contact the officer on call.
19 August 1989
The "Pan-European Picnic" on the Austrian-Hungarian border: 600 GDR citizens flee to the West. By this time the Federal Republic of Germany's representation in East Berlin and its Emba...
10 events leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall
Fifty years ago the Berlin Wall was erected between East and West, dividing the country and the people. Countless lives were affected by the construction of the Wall. [...] Little by little, people are starting to forget how much pain and suffering was caused by the division of Germany, how the division was overcome, and what elation was felt when the Wall fell.
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.
Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989
In September 1989, thousands of refugees from East Germany occupied the West Germany Embassy in Prague. After some tough negotiations in New York, then foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, standing on the embassy balcony, spoke the words that would resolve the crisis and make history: "We have come to you..."
News of Deutsche Welle available worldwide via Outernet
Deutsche Welle has signed an agreement with the newly-launched Outernet as an additional content distribution channel. The satellite-based Internet provider promises free access to information.
Press release on "Outernet"
Sustainable Water Management
Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners 2015
Please consult the download flyer and the link to the German Academic Exchange Service for more information.
On 28th July 2014, the "Centre of Excellence for Urban and Regional Development" was offically opened at the University of Yangon.
Centre of Excellence (CoE)
Opening of the Myanmar Journalism Institute
On July 14th, the Myanmar Journalism Institut (MJI) was officially opened by the Frech and the German Ambassadors.
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.
Cultural treasure goes high tech
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.