HI.&.RH. Prince Karl Friedrich of Germany
His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Karl Friedrich of Germany, formally revived the Order
of the Teutonic Knights back into a Chivalric Order of Knighthood thus making a separate Teutonic Arm of the Order
from the Clerical Papal Arm of the Order in Rome, by Imperial Decree on Christmas Day, 2001, and assumed the Grand
Mastership of the Teutonic Order - Deutscher Orden - German Order, on the 1st of January, 2002, as the 60th Chivalric
Hoch-und-Deutschmeister of the Teutonic Order of the Knights of St Marys Hospital in Jerusalem. The administrative seat for the Chivalric Arm of the Teutonic Order moved back to Mergentheim Castle at Bad Mergentheim in Franconia, Germany in 2002 under the instruction
and decree of His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince
Karl Friedrich of Germany.