Währing district has always been and still is a residential district home to many important people from the worlds of theatre and music as well as politics and the economy. A number of embassies and residences make use of the high quality of life this district offers. Währing is also the location of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. Due to its position in the neighbourhood of the university, more and more special and rare plants have been planted in Türkenschanzpark in the past decades. Villas and cottage-type houses in quiet and premium location surround Türkenschanzpark. Situated close to Gürtel Ring Road, Währing district is characterised by „Gründerzeit“ style and municipal housing buildings.