Classic axe throwing has its origins in the deep forests of Canada and the Scandinavian North. In the 19th century, it served lumberjacks as a pastime during woodwork. In the last few years, axe throwing has become more and more urban and has developed into a social city sport.
In Basel, we have now established Switzerland‘s first Axt Bude, a place where friends of the competitive game meet in a rustic, urban environment full of atmosphere in order to throw a few axes and eventually decide on a winner. Fun, performance and the social factor are equally important. Small hatchets up to 40cm will be thrown on a wooden target from a distance of about 4m. The bulls eye in the middle of the target and various rings mark the points to be obtained.
At Axt Bude we cater for your needs, be they group events or team building events. For ambitious throwers, we might soon establish a league in which you can compete against other players over a period of several weeks.
Our axe coaches ensure your safety, whereby each group has its own axe coach. He or she will brief you on safety, teach the necessary technique, umpire a game and give useful advice along the way. Axe throwing is for everyone since neither strength nor height are decisive factors. It’s more about skills and coordination. With a little practice, the technique can be mastered and the first axe will find its target. Feeling of success guaranteed!
For more information, please refer to our FAQs.
You're new to this? Wanna try out something new? For Groups from four persons on, you'll find your ultimate Axe-periance right here: All registrations (max. 10 persons per box) are collected and you will be sharing a box with two targets, competing against or with one another.
Get your ticket for an axe throwing session (min. group of 4 persons) here
1h30min axe throwing including safety briefing, technique introduction, tournament and trick shots. Everything supervised by an axe coach. Small gift for the winner/champion
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
CHF 30.- per person
Your own box for throwing? No problem! In order to do so, you need to purchase a minimum of 6 single tickets. If you are, for instance, a group of 4, you buy 6 tickets and have the box to yourselves. If you are eight persons, you buy 8 tickets. One box can hold a maximum of 10 persons.
Book your Axe-periance (min. group of 4 persons) here
Every Wednesday evening it's an Open Session! Your perfect after work program without advance reservation. Drop by, alone or bring along anyone who feels like throwing a few axes. Challenge the winner of the previous game.
One game are a sets of five throws each. For your first attempt, you will be given an introduction where our axe coaches show you the technique and the way it all works.
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
CHF 20.- per person (pay in cash)
You are planning on holding an extraordinary event? We gladly provide you with a tailor-made offer catering for your wishes. You can rent the entire Axt Bude with three boxes for a max. of 36 persons. Get more informations right here.
Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stellwerk at Bahnhof St. Johann
Axt Bude is located on the basement floor of an old hall of customs, directly at Stellwerk Basel, St. Johann Station and can be reached easily by bike and public transport.
Tram line 1 directly to "Bahnhof St. Johann"
Tram line 11 until "Voltaplatz", ca. 5 min walking distance
Bus lines 31, 36, 38 und 50 until "Kannenfeldplatz", ca. 5 min walking distance
Limited blue parking space is available towards Kannenfeldplatz or Voltaplatz.
The entrance is located behind Stellwerk and leads you through the building, passing the cafe il Giardino Urbano. Follow the signs!
Axt Bude Basel
Stellwerk Bahnhof St.Johann