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Covid- 19 Update

ALTENPFLEGE 2023 will be held as a live exhibition between April 25th and April 27th, 2023. The event will take place at Messe Essen in Germany. The hosting location does not have, at present, Covid-19 safety restrictions in place. This is due to the State of Bavaria lifting its domestic coronavirus-related regulations on 02.04.2022. Yet, attendees will be advised to follow several recommendations. This includes wearing FFP2 face masks in indoor spaces like the exhibition spaces. Furthermore, participants will have to present 3G entry documents upon arrival in the country.

A Brief Overview of ALTENPFLEGE

ALTENPFLEGE remains the top trade fair aimed at the elderly care sector. The international event is the central meeting place for professionals in the nursing and care fields in Europe and has even opened doors for faraway exhibitors to participate. The trade fair is a mix of an exhibition portion, a congress and an education resource for skilled workers who want to further their career.

Book a hotel for ALTENPFLEGE early so that you have first pick from top hotel rates. GETA ltd knows all the best deals in town whether the trade fair will take place in Essen or Nuremberg. We are veterans and know what our clients want out of their hotel booking for ALTENPFLEGE – low prices, high quality and a fine location. Reach the exhibition centre on foot in a couple of minutes or enjoy a short commute to your destination. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

It makes perfect sense to attend ALTENPFLEGE as an exhibitor. Not only do you meet with all the relevant people in your field, but you also meet a new audience every single year. The switch between Nuremberg and Essen keeps your interactions with visitors fresh and the trade fair is now steadily becoming more international: 

• 28,000+ international trade visitors

• 650+ international exhibitors 

• 18 countries total

Industry Relevance 

Held for the first time in 1990, ALTENPFLEGE is the main platform for new products, equipment and services in elderly care. The trade fair allows buyers to survey the overall market and place their orders directly, which makes ALTENPFLEGE quite appealing for exhibitors. The trade fair has traditionally been held in Nuremberg and Hanover with editions rotating cities every year in April. Most recently, ALTENPFLEGE will now be held in Essen instead of Hanover as a way to help the trade fair evolve. The products and equipment are arranged in thematic zones – care & therapy, nutrition & housekeeping, space & technology, IT & management, and a special area for start-ups and innovations. You really have everything across the product value chain from nursing devices, every-day and mobility aids and ergotherapy technology to catering and housekeeping. ALTENPFLEGE promises education and training opportunities, as well as numerous product, reveals in the following fields: nursing, therapy, textiles and clothing, kitchen and utility, building, space equipment and information technology.


Who Are You Going to Meet? 

ALTENPFLEGE is predominantly centred around the German market, but the trade is slowly but surely opening up to exhibitors from all over the world. Companies come from the UK, Finland, China, South Korea, Belgium, France, Greece, Ireland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and even the Faroe Islands. As far as brands go, you can discover Academy Cardiovascular GmbH, KODRA GmbH & Co. KG, MEDIFOX DAN GmbH, ECO IMPACT ironing devices GmbH at ALTENPFLEGE. The majority of the audience are some kind of skilled workers, who come not just to keep up with the market, but also learn at the congress and receive further training. 

Past Editions


Between 6.07.2021 and 8.07.2021, the 2021 edition of ALTENPFLEGE was held as a virtual event. The event featured 200 exhibitors showcasing the most up-to-date nursing care solutions. There were 40 start-up companies among the exhibitors. Around 24,000 trade visitors visited the virtual trade show.

Past editions


26.04.2022 - 28.04.2022


Cancelled because of COVID-19


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How to get to ALTENPFLEGE

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On Foot

Nuremberg Airport – not advisable

Nuremberg Central Station – 1 hr via Allersberger Strasse


By Car

Nuremberg Airport – 30 mins via B4R

Nuremberg Central Station – 10 mins via Münchener Strasse


By Public Transport

Nuremberg Airport – 30 mins via U-Bahns U2 and U1

Nuremberg Central Station – 10 mins via U-Bahn U1

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