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.
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
Interview [pdf, 16.9k]
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
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.
Shoes for U Win Zaw Oo
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.
Goethe Institute Opening
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.
German prosthetic arms for employee of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
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.
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.
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...
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.
Review 2014 - Opening Conference
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. ...
Global Media Forum 2014