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Trier, Germany - Great Attractions

geobeats on Nov 21, 2010 Take a tour of Trier Town Square in Germany -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.
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The next pilgrimage is scheduled for April 13-May 13, 2012, the 500th anniversary of the first exposition of the Holy Robe.
The Holy Robe in Trier's Cathedral
The Empress St. Helena is known for her pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and pious legend has it that she brought back the Holy Robe of Christ from Jerusalem and entrusted it to her son's new church at Trier. The Holy Robe is the seamless garment said to be worn by Christ during the Crucifixion.
The Robe first makes an appearance in written documents in the 12th century. In 1512, the high altar of Trier Cathedral was opened and the Robe was found inside, along … [Plus]
Trier is a historic city in west central Germany, just six miles from the Luxembourg border and 120 miles SW of Frankfurt. Trier makes a manageable, and very worthwhile, day trip from Cologne or Frankfurt. Trier is Germany's oldest city. Legend has it that in 2000 BC the Assyrians established a colony here. The Roman colony of Augusta Treverorum (Trier) was founded by Augustus in 16 BC. Trier became a favored residence of several Roman emperors, including Constantine the Great, the first … [Plus]