SpreuerhofStreet is Reutlingen’s claim of fame. In 2007 it wasincluded in the Guinness World Records as the world’s narrowest street. Itswidth varies from 31 to 50 centimeters. The tiny alley appeared on Reutlingen’smap in 1727, immediately after the ruinous fire that destroyed 80% of thecity's buildings. The houses in the street presumably served as grain warehousesfor the city hospital, and the Spreuerhof was used as an alternate passage.
Today, the world’s narrowest street is closed topedestrians, as one of the neighboring buildings is in disrepair. However, the signindicating the importance of Spreuerhof’sstatus is still hanging, and the street is still the narrowest in theworld.