Schönbrunn castle lies in the 13th district of Vienna towards the western part of the city. Built as a hunting lodge in the 7th century by Emperor Leopold the first, this stunningly beautiful castle is now one of Vienna´s most visited sights and also is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Naturally, this was our first point of call in our first weeks of living in Vienna. We cycled to the castle, wandered the extensive gardens, and only viewed the castle from the outside, as it was closed due to the pandemic. You can see the city centre from the distance and the gardens and everything there is to see make a great first visit. A must-see in Vienna.