Rønne is not a big city, on the contrary, you will find many small delights in its winding streets. The splendidly preserved houses in the old part of town are cared for with great respect for their original construction. History comes alive in the town's streets and houses. In Storegade you can see the spot where the Swedish colonel Printzenskjöld was killed in 1658 by Bornholm's liberation heroes, an event which changed the island's history. At other locations are memorials of the Russian bombing in 1945. Rønne is the town of ceramics: from 1700 to the present, the town has been the domicile of 140 potters at 80 workshops and 24 ceramic factories with countless employees. They manufactured the «yellow Bornholm faience» and other products. Today, ceramics are made by slightly less than 50 ceramists at almost just as many workshops around Bornholm. Quality clay near Rønne was a prerequisite for this craft. The craft also required good sales outlets provided by Rønne's numerous ships that exported the island's products to places like Copenhagen. The proud ceramic traditions can still be experienced in Rønne. At workshops like Michael Andersen and the Bornholm Ceramics Museum, Hjorths Fabrik, visitors can experience the «life cycle» of clay – from a raw material to artwork and applied art. The open workshops still make high-quality tableware products and one-off artwork, and visitors can follow the production process from the raw clay to the finished products, which are displayed and sold in the shop. There is always a treat to be discovered somewhere in Rønne. There are small restaurants, cosy pubs, patisseries and cafés, each with their own tempting offers. Market days are held on the town's square Wednesdays and Saturdays all year round. Rønne's green surroundings provide unique outdoor experiences. Rønne has a wide variety of sports activities to choose from: You can play golf, tennis or swim as you wish, and also the Bowlingcenter welcomes you. The building at Toldbodgade 1 is one of the oldest in Rønne – it was built as a warehouse and served as provision stores for the Royal Danish Navy in the Baltic Sea. The plank doors are probably from Hammershus. On top of the wall is a former ship decoration – this same figure frightened eight-year-old Pelle in Martin Andersen Nexø's novel Pelle the Conqueror. Rønne Theatre, Teaterstræde 2, built in 1823, is the oldest functioning theatre in Denmark. Store Torv (Big Square) is typified by the water fountain from 1908. Several reminders of the Russian bombardment are found round the square. The Main Guardhouse (Hovedvagten), Søndergade 12, was built in 1743 as a guardhouse and county gaol. Note the lookout turret on the neighbouring merchant's house. From here, the merchant could watch his ships. The granite sculpture was made by sculptor Bent Sørensen in 1987.