A Somewhat Different Anniversary: Die Toten Hosen first time in Myanmar
In 2014 we commemorate the 60th Anniversary of German-Myanmar diplomatic relations!
The German Embassy celebrated this special occasion by presenting an outstanding rock concert under the slogan: “A Somewhat Different Anniversary”.
Hugely popular German rock band Die Toten Hosen performed a one-time gig in Yangon, together with the well-known Myanmar groups Side Effect, No U Turn and Kaiza Tin Moong. The concert was the first performance of a western rock band in Myanmar.
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.