Hernals is the 17th district, it has a total population of 57,292 inhabitants and is situated to the west 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 modernly built houses, however toward the Vienna Beltway the district becomes more densely built up with building apartments. 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 by tram and the Airport Vienna-Schwechat in 35 minutes by car. Furthermore, there are busses, trains as well as the subway line U6. In 2018, the construction of the new metro line U5 started which will improve considerably the accessibility of the 17th district.
Nowadays, there are 5,600 residential buildings in Hernals, approx. 1,560 of them were built before 1919 and 1,030 after 1991. The average living space of the district is around 69 m² and the living space per head is around 34 m². The purchase price for apartments is around € 3,900/m² and the rental price is approx. € 11.30/m².
Apart from its geographic location, the district is also very popular due to its numerous tourist attractions: the concert hall Wiener Metropol, the cabaret Kulisse, recreational areas as the Schwarzenbergpark (which is 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 (which is 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.