Patsch lies at an altitude of almost 1,000m on a mountain plateau to the south of Innsbruck. It is one of the holiday villages which surround the regional capital and stands at the foot of the Patscherkofel mountain, which hosted disciplines during the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics.
Patsch is situated close to the Naturschutzgebiet Rosengarten, a large nature reserve popular with residents of Innsbruck and Patsch. The views from the nature reserve stretch from the Wipptal Valley with its many idyllic side valleys through meadows and pastures as far as the majestic Stubai Glacier. Patsch is considered the oldest village in the Mittelgebirge mountains to the south of Innsbruck, with archaeological finds indicating at the Goldbichl site indicating that it was home to a major Bronze Age settlement. More modern but no less spectacular is the eye-catching Europabrücke bridge spanning the Silltal Valley.