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Masonic Lodge St. John's Lodge "zum Aries" in Potsdam

Welcome to the Web pages of the Masonic Lodge St. Johannis Lodge "zum Aries" in Potsdam. As a brotherhood that is now more than 244 years old, we are one of the oldest Masonic lodges in the greater Berlin/Brandenburg area with more than 70 brothers and an average age of less than 50 years.

What is Freemasonry actually?

Freemasonry is a particular life attitude of an individual in relation to its fellow human beings. This attitude of life is characterised by ethical principles, honour, tolerance, charity and religiosity. The rituals of the Freemasons, their symbolic language, but above all their spiritual basic attitude, essentially goes back to the medieval Dombauhütten.

Origins of Freemasonry

The origins of Masonic ideas can be traced back to ancient times. Approaches these thoughts are good starting with the Gilgamesh epic about the cultures of ancient Egypt over Plato in the Hellenistic world to the Middle Ages at the time of the Templar.

Do not hesitate to contact us in person at any time via the form.

Regularly we meet for social occasions, lecture evenings and lodge trips as well – and this is the core of our community – to the Masonic work on the "rough stone" as we call Freemasons.

We would like to give the brother Mason and the interested guest an overview of Freemasonry in general and, of course, in particular our Potsdam St. John's Lodge.

Interested gentlemen and guests of our Masonic Lodge

Dear Friends of our St. John's Lodge and interested gentlemen and guests, we offer once a month an evening for seekers. The term seeker is the Masonic term for future brethren.

The guest evening of our lodge usually takes place in the order House Berlin. Here, each guest has the opportunity to hear lectures on current as well as historical topics related to Freemasonry and to learn more about the ideas of our brotherhood in a personal conversation with Freemasons. Of course, each guest has the opportunity to ask questions about Freemasonry in general and our lodge in particular.


Our lodge belongs to the great State Lodge of the Freemasons of Germany (Masonic Order), one of the five Grand Lodges in which the German Freemasons are organized. We meet at our guest evenings in the lodge of the Großer National – Mother Lodge "Zu den drei Weltkugeln" at Heerstrasse 28 in 14052 Berlin-Charlottenburg. The Order House, the seat of the GLLFvD in Berlin, at Peter-Lenné-Straße 1-3 is currently being rebuilt.


The Brotherhood of St. John's Lodge "zum Aries"