Zurich is the largest and most-visited city in Switzerland that is situated along Lake Zurich and on the northern Alps. The Old Town spans across the River Limmat and its center is nestled on the small hill of Lindenhof. The oceanic weather in Zurich makes it ideal for many outdoor activities because the climate is just perfect even during summer and winter. Zurich's history date back in 15 B.C. when the Romans discovered it and gave it the name “Turicum”. Now this global city is included in the list of having the largest financial center in the world. Zurich hosts many important festivals including the Zurich Film Festival which is now one of the world's most prestigious international film fests. Another popular festival is the Street Parade which features, music, dancing and fireworks. Zurich is famous worldwide for its fine museums and a must-see for art lovers and history buffs are the Zurich Museum of Art, Swiss National Museum and Rietberg Museum. Get a taste of Zurich culture by watching shows at the Zurich Opera House. There are three beautiful churches in Zurich that continues to attract many tourists and they are the Great Minster Church, Our Lady's Minster Church and St Peter Church. Since Zurich has a great weather, enjoy the outdoors by visiting the Zurich Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden and Chinese Garden. It is best to get around Zurich on foot and the S-Bahn railway system for farther destinations. Driving around the city is not advisable in Zurich.