These lodges are under the direct supervision of the United Grand Lodges of Germany (VGLvD). This means that their activities, rituals, and internal processes must be conform to the guidelines and regulations of the VGLvD.
These lodges can assume a representative role on a national level, meaning they can act as representatives of the VGLvD in certain matters. Their unique characteristics and specialties, such as Grand Lodge affiliations or cross-ritual work, grant them a special status that cannot be covered by a single Grand Lodge alone.
Despite being directly subordinate to the VGLvD, each lodge has its own unique culture and community. Freemasonry is known for its diversity and the principle of individual freedom, which is also evident in lodges directly subordinate to the VGLvD.