The Inn and Melach rivers form the border of the municipality of Kematen and also divide the Oberland in the west of Tirol from the Unterland in the east of Tirol.
Kematen lies in the Inn Valley, just a few kilometres from the regional capital Innsbruck, and is home to around 2,800 inhabitants. Its central location makes Kematen the ideal starting point for many leisure activities such as walks along the Aflinger Circular Trail, the Melach Promenade and the high-altitude Sellrain Hut Hike. Further highlights include the walk to the Martinsgrotte grotto and the Tirolean St James's Way, which leads through Kematen. Cyclists can explore the Inn Cycle Path, while those with strong lefs can ride up to the Kemater Alm hut. Rock climbing is another popular activitiy in the region. The Kaiser-Max-Klettersteig is an infamously tough via ferrata climbing route in the Martinswand rockface to the west of Innsbruck, where there are also plenty of other sport climbing pitches for all abilities. A good place to cool off in summer is the Freizeitzentrum Axams leisure centre. In winter the region is home to a number of toboggan runs, cross-country skiing trails and ski resorts.