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While many people have had to pay a high price in one way or another as a result of coronakrisen, have the insidious virus also created winners.

One of them is most likely the country's 454 campsites, as with the prospect of the record number of danes will keep the holiday in the fatherland can expect increasing demand for the country's total 101.394 pitches in the course of the summer holiday period.

The positive expectations, however, are not just the holders of the Holmens Camping Ry in eastern Jutland to stand with their arms in the air.

Holmens Camping is situated a few kilometers from the Mountain and in an area in eastern Jutland, which is considered to be some of the most beautiful, Denmark can offer. Photo René Schütze

- I guess You can say that we are moderate optimists. Even though we will hopefully get more Danish guests, so we lose all the foreign visitors from Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Germany, says Klaus Nissen, who along with his wife, Tinne Nissen, has driven the idyllically situated campsite on the outskirts of the Reputation for 13 years.

Coronakrisen have also done evil at the campsites, many of which have had fewer guests in the course of the spring. Thus, they have a total of 300 seats at Holmens Camping has been far from fully occupied at any time.

Our spring has also lagged. Especially because many of the elderly have been at home to take care of themselves, says Klaus Nissen, and adds that he and his wife at one point we wondered if it was worth it to be in what they themselves call a 'great job'.


the Industry is expected within coronakrisen to get a total of about 11 million nights in this season, but coronakrisen have so far in the spring has created a considerable backlog.

- We write so soon as 1. June, so if we are to get out of the season with the skin on the nose, there must soon be an increase in the number of guests. If at least we can reach to live up to the budget, we will be well satisfied, but I am unfortunately not so sure, although there will be more Danish guests than usual, says Klaus Nissen.

Klaus and Tinne, the Goblin had driven agriculture in southern Jutland in denmark in 25 years, since 13 years ago saddled and took over Holmens Camping Ry. They love their job, but coronakrisens uncertainty has caused them to consider whether it was all worth it to be at. Photo René Schütze

He crosses the still fingers, to the border with the south be opened, so the German and Dutch guests in the least can close a smaller part of the hole, the leaves do not know who the previous year to represent up to 15 percent of the guests.

- The worst has been the uncertainty. During the financial crisis (in 2008 and 2009), we could at least foresee and calculate the consequences. Health and safety comes above all else for us, and we are not sure on someone, even if we are frustrated with this uncertainty, says Klaus Nissen.


In this extended weekend with ascension day is approximately 80 percent of the seats occupied, but the total of 700 guests still can not use the covered pool area and the campsite's communal areas, with among other a tv room.

President of the Danish Camping Union, Anne-Vibeke Isaksen, welcomes the prospect of a campingboom with Danish guests, but in similarity with the holders of Holmens Camping is the president more realist than jubeloptimist.

the Family Rasmussen from the broadcasting studio to the south of Aarhus, Steffen and Tina and their sons Anton of five and Phillip in nine years, competing in mini-golf and enjoy a few days in a borrowed caravan. Photo René Schütze

- It will be great if we, with the additional Danish guests can reach the goal of a total of 11 million nights. It happens, we are more than happy, says Anne-Vibeke Isaksen.

An increase in the number of visitors on 42 percent of the Danish Camping Union's website, dcu.dk, in the course of april indicates that the danes think of camping, when they put the vacation plans.

- It should go really well in July, if we are to reach the goal, and I still hope that the border to Germany is opened in a timely manner so that we can get some of them up here, says DCU president.

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Fine with more compatriots

Hyggestemningen oozing out at the tent door, as the Extra Leaf offers within with Niels and Else Præstgaard Christensen. Pensioner-couple have Niels's younger sister, Runa Præstgaard, and her husband, Jens Nielsen, on a visit in the awning for a good Danish lunch with schnapps, rosé and now cheese and crackers on the menu.

- We seem only, it is fine, if there will be more Danish guests, it sounds consistent from the four senior citizens with home addresses in Viborg.

Niels and Else Præstgaard Christensen, in the foreground, has camperet since 1987, and it should be a coronakrise not change. In the background, watching Jens Nielsen and Runa Præstgaard also, they enjoy caravanning and a nice lunch in the awning. Photo René Schütze

- I will not be dictated by the virus, so no, I am neither afraid or worried. With common sense and due diligence, I have no hesitation to be on the camping and share toilet and bathroom facilities with many others, says Else Præstgaard Christensen of 67 years.

Her 15 years older husband, Niels Præstgaard Christensen, adds:

- We can wash hands and spritte are lots of places in the square, so I'm not nervous about anything.

Had to cancel the Crete-holidays
Niels and Else has since 1998 travelled with the caravan to Croatia each summer, but it puts the coronakrisen a stop to this.

- We were probably not driven down there in years anyway. It's been a little too hard for us. In turn, we enjoy being in the beautiful Danish nature, say the pair.

the 80-year-old Runa Præstgaard was in the beginning afraid of the deadly virus, but the fear steamed after a few days.

- Our children think that we are taking the right legal relaxed. But it is, of course, now, we live, and it makes me angry that we have lost at least five-six birthdays among the children and grandchildren, and a golden wedding, ago corona closed the country down, says Runa Præstgaard.

Her husband, Jens Nielsen, 75, of regret also that they have had to cancel a holiday on Crete.

- It is annoying, but hopefully normal world again soon. In the meantime, we might as well enjoy ourselves now, " says Jens Nielsen and toast with the other.

Ikast-Brande area is the place in Denmark, where there is the largest number of caravans per capita. Today, there are around 140,000 registered caravans in Denmark.

In 2020, the total number of nights at the Danish camping sites should be around 11 million, assessed the industry within coronakrisen. Camping is the most popular type of holiday. Almost four million overnight stays, it was only in July of last year.

the Standard of Danish camping sites are among the highest in Europe, both as regards facilities,
quality and security. Danish campsites wins thus significantly more prices as compared to our
neighbours, and for example, we have six so-called Best-Camping-spots – a name which corresponds to the
the restaurants Michelin stars. For comparison: Sweden, Norway and Finland only one Best Camping
space. Together.

The smallest camping site in Denmark is the Way the Camping, which has space for 13 tents or wagons. With its
975 units is Gammelbro Camping in Haderslev the largest.

Denmark is the country in Europe that has the most campers in the relationship in the population. Approximately one-third of the
the danes camp each or every second year. In addition, there is a third of the Danish population,
who is considering to take on camping holidays. It shows a study from the camping council, which is responsible for
approve and kvalitetsvurdere Danish campsites.

Source: Camping Outdoor Denmark

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