It all started in 1953 when the first Shrine Club was established in Heidelberg, Germany. Since then a number of Freemasons from Europe and also from the Near East were initiated as Shriners.
In 2011 Shriners International handed over the certificate to the newly founded and first Shrine Temple in Europe with the name, “Emirat”.
Since their inception, Shriners active in Europe have already transported more than 100 children.
The child never travels alone, but always with a companion from the family of the child, for their accommodation and food is also provided.