The church in Faxe

Location in Denmark

Coordinates: 55°15′19″N 12°07′10″E / 55.25528°N 12.11944°E / 55.25528; 12.11944Coordinates: 55°15′19″N 12°07′10″E / 55.25528°N 12.11944°E / 55.25528; 12.11944
Country Denmark
Region Region Sjælland
Municipality Faxe
Current municipality 2007-01-01
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2015)
  Total 3,887
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)
Postal code 4640 Faxe
Area code(s) (+45) 49

Faxe or Fakse is a town on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. It is located in Faxe Municipality in Region Zealand. The town is most known for Faxe Bryggeri, a relatively large brewery producing a range of beer and soft drinks. On the edge of town lies a big limestone quarry (1 km2), Faxe Quarry, owned by Faxe Kalk.


The name Fakse is Old Norse and means "horse mane", probably a reference to its location on a long hill. The town is mentioned in 1280. The first church was built in 1440.

A narrow gauge railway line opened between the quarry and Faxe Ladeplads in 1865. The Østbanen railway line opened in 1879.


Faxe Church is from the late 15th century.The half-timbered Rasmus Svendsens Skole from 1633 is Denmark's oldest still existing village school.


See also

(Neighbouring towns)


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