The Kraft-Hotel is well located, about 500 meters (550 yards/ 1/3 mile) from the highway exit 56. The nearest population centre is the historical town of Worms, now a modern city of 75,000 inhabitants situated on the banks of the Rhine. Worms is famous for the Cathedral (Dom St. Peter) and "Heiliger Sand" (Holy Sand), the oldest Jewish graveyard in Europe (even older than that in Prague). In Worms you can also find the largest monument to Martin Luther. It was in 1521 that Martin Luther came to Worms and refused to revoke his writings because it "would be dangerous to act contrary to ones own conscience".
About the area: Between Mainz and the Land's southern border are two of Germany's most prestigious wine regions. Rhine-Hesse (Rheinhessen), the immediate hinterland of the city, is given a distinctive appearance by the Trullos, small conical white shelters for vineyard workers in among the vines. These are of a type only normally found in Apulia in Italy, and are said to have been built by Italian immigrants 150 years ago. In the Palatinate (Pfalz) further south there are around 230 square kilometres of vineyards and in some places the climate becomes almost sub-tropical, enabling farmers to grow lemons, figs and tobacco as well as vines.