The western Kirchheim is also an old settlement. Tombs of Merowinger from the early Stone Age (3500-1800 BCE) were found here. Kirchheim itself was first mentioned in 767 CE. It, too, suffered from the wars in the 17th Century and afterwards seemed to develop at breakneck speed. From a population of just 350 inhabitants in 1766, it had expanded to 2000 by 1861. In 1920, it was incorporated into Heidelberg and is now home to some 17,000 inhabitants. Like Rohrbach, Kirchheim's new infrastructure presents a wide range of gastronomical and shopping possibilities.