Holy Robe shines spotlight on Trier

In 1500, the Holy Robe, believed by Catholics to have been worn by Jesus, was installed as a relic in the ancient Catholic cathedral in Trier, Germany, once the Roman capital north of the Alps. Since then, the robe has been exhibited only 17 times, and is currently on display until May 13, 2012.

William Cook, of the Belfast Telegraph spends 48 Hours in: Trier, attending the exibit, viewing the city's impressive Roman ruins and taking in the life of the "lively little university town on the Mosel."

The Holy Robe is believed to have been brought from Jerusalem to Constantinople by the Emperor Constantine's mother, Helena. It is now the major relic of the ornate Roman church founded by Constantine imself in the 4th century.