One of the most beautiful places in Bielefeld is the market place Alter Markt. It is surrounded by façades of old houses, with the famous Crüwell House and its openwork roof and many-centuries-old faience floor tiles among them. Here you will also find the local theater “Theater am Alten Markt” (Theater at the Old Market Place), a fountain illuminated at night and many elite shops and boutiques with high prices. In summer there are tables of street cafes crammed in Alter Markt, and flower market is bustling. In winter the traditional Christmas fair unfolds here, inviting guests to try hot sausages and mulled wine.