The street scene is characterised by houses dating back to the 17th and 18th century. In the middle of the narrow alley, the church stairs, built in 1888, meet the street as a connection to the church. From its top, you have a delightful view of the Schlossberg vineyards and Starkenburg Castle, which was built in 1065 to protect Lorsch Abbey. At the Hinterer Graben used to be a town gate. Remains of the city wall can still be seen today. Schunkengasse No. 9 used to be a vicarage and it dates back to the 18th century. On the 3rd floor, an exit could be found, which allowed the priest to take the shortest route to the church.
House Schunkengasse 2 is a very interesting building with its gabled façade dates back to the 18th century.
The residents of Schunkengasse seemingly never get tired of planting beautiful flowers and plants there, and for this reason, it is most likely Heppenheim’s most beautiful narrow lane.