Ampass is located just eight kilometres south of Innsbruck at an altitude of 651m. Together with Aldrans and Sistrans it lies on a sunny plateau overlooking the regional capital.
Innsbruck is not the only interesting town which can be accessed in just a few minutes from Ampass. Hall in Tirol is also just a few minutes' drive from Ampass and has many museums and other cultural highlights. Indeed, Hall in Tirol was important for Ampass even in Roman times when the salt mined in Hall would be transported via Ampass to the south.
Ampass is surrounded by beautiful meadows, mountains and lakes such as the Taxerhofsee. This natural mountain lake is surrounded by reeds and is home to birds such as herons and wagtails as well as species of fish including carp and trout.