I am a german citizen. I live near Bonn, the former capital of Western Germany. I belong to two of the 5 recognized german grand lodges. My mother lodge is of the Grand Land Lodge of Freemasons in Germany, which works the Swedish Rite. My second lodge belongs to the Grand Lodge of British Freemasons in Germany. I joined there, because the english ritual and the style of freemasonry is very different to what we do in Germany, not so esoteric.