Innsbruck Region


Patscher Alm mountain hut

medium medium
5.3 km 5.3 km
45 m 45 m
3 h 3 h
Starting point: Patsch - Hotel Grünwalderhof
Endpoint: Patscher Alm
City: Patsch

Patsch at a glance

Tourist Information Igls

Hilberstraße 15, 6080 Igls
Monday-Friday 8.30 am - 12.30 am
Monday-Friday 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 12.00 am

Patsch is a village with wide-open views of Innsbruck, the Nordkette mountain range and large parts of the Inn Valley. The village is surrounded by nature at the foot of Patscherkofel mountain, yet it is also just a stone's throw from the city of Innsbruck. This makes it an ideal location for anyone who wants to enjoy a holiday in the countryside without giving up the conveniences of a city.

In addition to the numerous options for hiking and biking, you can also get to know the local flora.
Or explore mystical history, which is possible thanks to the archaeological excavations at Goldbichl.

During carnival, you can experience the traditional side of Patsch with carnival characters such as Huttler, Zottler and Schellenschlager. However, there is one very special difference: here the women also play a role. Carnival traditions in Tyrol are usually firmly in male hands but the women in Patsch have changed that. They are behind the "Schellenschlagen" carnival event, which is the traditional ringing of the cowbells in Patsch. The event brings the village to a standstill and transforms it into one big carnival celebration.

Schellenschlagen was designated as an "Intangible Cultural Heritage" by UNESCO in 2022. This special honour testifies to the importance of maintaining customs and traditions and passing them on from generation to generation.


The village is also very appealing in winter thanks to the wide selection of winter sports. You can be on the slopes at Patscherkofel ski resort in no time.

The Innsbruck Card

Visit museums, use public transport in the city and ride up to the most beautiful peaks for free.

The Welcome Card

Free additional services for your stay with the Welcome Card and the Welcome Card plus. An upgrade to include attractions throughout the whole of Tyrol is possible thanks to the Welcome Card unlimited.

The guided active programme

Summer in the Innsbruck region is truly diverse: from relaxing and enjoyable to sporty and challenging, the Summer Active Programme features guided hikes and e-bike tours that invite families, leisurely beginners and sporty explorers to experience the impressive (mountain) landscapes. All guided tours are free with the Welcome Card, which you receive for free with a minimum stay of just two nights at partner establishments. Let our qualified tour guides take you to the most beautiful places in the region!


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