Hernals is the 17th district, it has a total population of 57.180 inhabitants and is located western between the Vienna Beltway and the Vienna Woods. The 17th district has a remarkable architectural variety: there are restored Villas from the Middle Age as well as modern built apartments whereby toward the Vienna Beltway the district becomes denser built up. Apart from that, a significant part of the 17th district are green areas: approx. 53% of a total area of 11.39km².
An indisputable advantage of the district are the geographic location and the transport system. In only 10 minutes the City Centre can be reached be tram and in 35 minutes by car even the Airport Vienna-Schwechat. Furthermore, there are busses, trains as well as the subway line U6. In 2018, the construction of the new metro line U5 starts which will improve considerably the accessibility of the 17th district.
Nowadays, there are 5,593 residential buildings in Hernals, 1,562 of them were built before 1919 and 1,018 after 1991. The average living space of the district is around 69m² and the living space per head is around 34m². The purchase price for apartments is around € 4,102/m² and the rental price is approx. € 13.70/m².
Apart from its geographic location, the district is also because of its numerous tourist attractions very popular: the concert hall Wiener Metropol, the cabaret Kulisse, recreational areas as the Schwarzenbergpark (the oldest park of Austria with a total area of 80 hectare), the delightful Lidlpark with marvellous Japanese cherries and the mountains Michaelerberg and Schafberg which offer both impressive views over the city, the Jörgerbad (the oldest indoor swimming pool in Austria which was built in 1914), a memorial for the brothers Schrammel, the Viennese Reeds Alsegg and other attractions guarantee the 17th district an all-year tourist flow.