German Economy Minister, Peter Altmaier, took a bad fall on Tuesday as he was walking off a stage at a digital summit.
The incident happened after Altmaier gave the opening speech at the government-sponsored event in the north-western city of Dortmund.
A spokeswoman said he tripped on some stairs.
Paramedics attended to him as he lay on the floor, shielding him from view with a black sheet.
The room, where the event was taking place, was cleared of people.
An ambulance took Altmaier to a hospital shortly thereafter, sources told dpa.
They said he was conscious and had already thanked his doctors for the care they provided.