The Narrowest Street in the World

According to the Guiness Book fo Records, the narrowest street in the world is Spreuerhofstra├če, located in Reutlingen, Germany. In reality, it’s just a passageway — an exit from a rear courtyard. In the 18th century, this district was completely destroyed in a huge fire. To ensure that in the future fires couldn’t spread so easily from house to house, a narrow space was left between them. Measuring just one foot wide, it quickly went into the record books as the narrowest street in the world. The record was previously held by Parliament Street in Exeter, England, which better fits the description of “street.” This 54-yard-long street, which links High Street to Waterbeer Lane, dates back to the 14th century and is approximately 45 inches at its widest and less than 25 inches at its narrowest. Formerly, it was called the Small Lane, before being renamed in 1832.

Parliament Street

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

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