On this page you will find further information about our Grand Lodge but also about other important national lodges. A Masonic "Grand Lodge" (or sometimes "Grand Orient") is the governing body that supervises and governs the individual "Lodges" of Freemasons in any particular geographical area or "jurisdiction", (usually corresponding to a national boundary or other major political unit).
Some are large, with thousands of members divided into hundreds of subordinate Lodges. The five German Grand Lodges including the Grand Lodge of British Freemasons in Germany are a confederation represented by The United Grand Lodges of Germany.
Members wishing to visit a Lodge under any of the recognised Grand Lodges listed (see annual year book UGLG) should get in touch with their Secretary to contact responsible Grand Lodge office for specific advice and follow the regular Masonic Protocol. Members may also wish to note that if a Grand Lodge is recognised, its Lodges may not be visited.
The United Grand Lodges of Germany (German: Vereinigte Großlogen von Deutschland or VGLvD) is an association (confederation) of the five Grand Lodges of Freemasons in Germany which are recognized as regular by the United Grand Lodge of England, and represents them all at an international level
UGLG consists of approximately 470 lodges with total of about 14.100 Masons.
The Grand Lodge of British Freemasons in Germany (GL BFG) is a Masonic Grand Lodge in Germany working in the English language and following English Masonic traditions. It was founded as a District Lodge in 1957 and after various transformations (see below) was eventually recognised as Grand Lodge in 1980. This Grand Lodge is one of the five United Grand Lodges of Germany (VGLvD).
The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing Masonic lodge for the majority of freemasons in England, Wales and the Commonwealth of Nations.
Claiming descent from the Masonic grand lodge formed 24 June 1717 at the Goose & Gridiron Tavern in London, it is considered to be the oldest Masonic Grand Lodge in the world.