Masonic Temple - Vienna, Austria
Posted by: BakaGaijin
N 48° 12.387 E 016° 22.367
33U E 601993 N 5340157
Quick Description: Entrance to the masonic temple and the Grand Lodge of Austria in Rauhensteingasse in the 1st district of Vienna.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 11/28/2009 2:27:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM7RW7
There is nearly no openly accessible information about the Austrian freemasons. The short text on a website I’ve found says:
Banned and oppressed by the Habsburgs until 1918 and the Nationalsocialists from 1938 to 1945 the Austrian freemasons have learned to appreciate discretion.
The authors of this website have all intention to respect this attitude and thus publish only the address of the Grand Lodge of Austria, which may be looked up in any telephone directory:
Großloge von Österreich
der alten freien und angenommenen Maurer
A - 1010 Wien
Tel: 0043 / 1 / 5127422 - 0
Fax: 0043 / 1 / 5120455
The website of the Austrian Museum of Freemasonery states, that in Austria work under the obedience of the Grand Lodge 70 lodges, 4 deputation lodges and the research lodge Quattuor Coronati. According to Wikipedia there are 2,350 Freemason in Austria.
On the website of the Independent Masonic Lodge of Vienna (UMFL) is the History of Freemasonry in Austria
In fact, this is all what I’ve found about the present Freemasons in Austria on the internet. No further facts, no numbers of the lodges. Only some postal and/or e-mail addresses with the invitation to contact them in case of serious interest.
Please note: In the building directly opposite the Grand Lodge is a freemasonic bookshop Zum rauhen Stein (The rough stone)
Oesterreichisches Freimaurer-Museum Schloss Rosenau
3924 Schloss Rosenau / Zwettl
phone: (+43) 2822 - 582 21-0
fax: (+43) 2822 - 582 21-8