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The church in Faxe
The church in Faxe
Faxe is located in Denmark
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 the Faxe Brewery, 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. The Jomfruens Egede estate traces its history to 1346.


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(Neighbouring towns)


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