Norwegian holiday, Danish homes

Despite a ban on foreigners purchasing vacation homes in Denmark, some 800 foreigners were permitted to do so in 2012, nearly twice as many in 2011. Nearly half of those who were granted a waiver, primarily because they have familial ties to Denmark or because they work here, were Norwegians. Businesses in rural areas say they would like to see more waivers granted, particularly to Germans, who already make up a large portion of holidaymakers in the southern and western regions. – Berlingske Business