Ostheimer

When it comes to wooden toys, there is no getting around the Ostheimer company. Their wooden figures and wooden animals enrich many a child's room. Ostheimer figures are traditionally handcrafted. You can see the attention to detail in the high-quality animals and figures. In our categories Wooden Toys, Farm and Wooden Figures & Wooden Animals, you will find a growing selection of beautiful, durable Ostheimer products in our online shop.

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    Ostheimer Cotton cloth in 15 colours
    Ostheimer | Cotton cloth in 15 colours Play cloth Cotton play cloth 90 x 90 cm, in 15 different colours for children's imaginative role play, the seasonal table or for puppet play.
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    EUR 11.20 *
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  • Ostheimer chick
    Ostheimer | Chick | 2 cm | Maple wood | hand-painted 2 cm This little chick can ring in spring on the seasonal table next to a little Easter bunny.
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    EUR 7.80 *
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  • Ostheimer Dragon
    Ostheimer | Dragon | Hand-painted | Maple wood | H 9.5 cm, L 24 cm hand-painted The fire-breathing green dragon can be integrated into the game with the knight's castle. Hand-painted from local maple wood.
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    EUR 45.50 *
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  • Ostheimer lime
    Ostheimer | lime tree | hand-painted | maple wood | 13 cm | 3 years and older Wooden figure Linden tree from Ostheimer to play with or for the seasonal table.
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    EUR 13.00 *
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  • Ostheimer Tap
    Ostheimer | Cock | Maple wood | Wooden figure | 6,5 cm H 6,5 cm A proud rooster for the farm or for decoration on the seasonal table.
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    EUR 16.20 *
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  • Ostheimer Hare
    Ostheimer | Bunny | sitting | Maple wood | Height 6,5 cm H 6,5 cm Bunny sitting, by Ostheimer, hand-painted for playing and decorating the seasonal table.
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    EUR 13.50 *
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  • Ostheimer Sliding duck
    Ostheimer | Sliding duck | Wood | 18 x 15 x 9 cm, rod 72 cm | from 1,5 yrs. Sliding animal Sliding duck made of solid wood, colourfully painted with waddling leather feet for children of walking age.
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    EUR 37.00 *
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  • Ostheimer Oak
    Ostheimer | oak | hand-painted | H 13 cm | from 3 years old H 13 cm Shapely oak for children's play or as a decorative element on the seasonal table
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    EUR 12.60 *
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  • Ostheimer Pond
    Ostheimer | Pond | hand-painted | maple wood | blue-green | 30 cm hand-painted Pond made of maple wood, hand-painted with biological natural oils and water-soluble wood stain.
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    EUR 28.50 *
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  • Ostheimer Aircraft open red
    Ostheimer | Open aeroplane, red, with 1 figure | from 1 y. 1 Male Aeroplane open, red, with 1 little man, wooden toy for children from 1 year old
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    EUR 29.50 *
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  • Ostheimer Cannonballs 10 pieces
    Ostheimer | Cannonballs | 10 pieces | 110 g | From 3 years Alder wood 10 cannonballs for the big cannon of Ostheimer.
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    EUR 5.50 *
    10 piece
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  • Ostheimer Dinghy
    Ostheimer | Dinghy | Alder wood | 18 x 5 x 3 cm 18 x 5 x 3 cm A detailed boat made of alder wood that encourages children to play imaginatively.
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    EUR 19.00 *
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  • Ostheimer Bunny, small
    Ostheimer | Rabbit, small | Maple wood | hand-painted | 2,5 cm 2.5 cm Small rabbit made of maple wood, hand-painted by the company Ostheimer.
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    EUR 10.50 *
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  • Ostheimer Car small natural
    Ostheimer | Car small natural | Beech wood | 10 x 5 x 6 cm 10 x 5 x 6 cm A simple wooden car from Ostheimer, robustly constructed.
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    EUR 20.00 *
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  • Ostheimer Sheep
    Ostheimer | Sheep | Wooden animal | Maple wood | 8 cm Wooden animal Sheep by Ostheimer, lovingly hand-painted, for the Easter seasonal table or for free play.
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    EUR 16.10 *
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  • Ostheimer Fir small
    Ostheimer | Fir small | Maple wood | H 14 cm H 14 cm The small fir tree made of maple wood fits into many themed worlds.
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    EUR 20.00 *
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  • Ostheimer Mobile Nils Holgerson
    Ostheimer | Mobile Nils Holgerson | plywood | hand-painted | 69 x 34 cm 69 x 34 cm Nils Holgerson, sitting on a goose flies in the children's room above the children's heads. To dream and relax!
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    EUR 51.00 *
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  • Ostheimer Rainbow Castle
    Ostheimer | Rainbow Castle | 26 building blocks | 2 figures | 30 x 30 x 4 cm Rainbow Castle, a toy that encourages creativity, imagination and a sense of aesthetics.
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    EUR 100.00 *
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Experience the world through play with Ostheimer wooden toys.

Through varied and true sensory impressions, children experience their environment, learn and develop. Through play, they experience the world and make it their own. The gateway to the world is formed by the senses. The more varied and "real" the sensory experiences are, the more varied the child can develop and learn.

Waldorfshop wants to bring joy to children and families with the products and gifts from our online shop! That is why we work together with selected manufacturers, such as the company Ostheimer, and obtain the majority of our wooden figures and wooden animals from them.

The most important principle for our product range development is that the toy should be played with by the child and not play at the child. Only in this way can it accompany the child in creative play and leave room for the child's own creativity.

With the Ostheimer wooden figures and wooden animals, children can immerse themselves deeply in creative play. Be it the Ostheimer figures for playing with the farm or the figures for the cot - with the Ostheimer wooden figures and wooden animals, you give your children a long-lasting, sustainable and lovingly produced wooden toy!

Advantages of Ostheimer wooden figures

Compared to artificial materials, wood, as a material that comes from nature, enables rich sensory perceptions. The sense of touch and smell are addressed in many ways. And the wooden figures and animals are even suitable for babies, as they can safely put the toys in their mouths.

According to Waldorf education, children in the first seven years learn primarily through imitation, which is why the staff at Ostheimer wish to produce wooden figures and animals that can convey a beautiful and loving image of the world with people and animals.

Ostheimer figures are sustainably made from local woods in traditional handicraft in Germany. Each figure is a lovingly designed unique piece that immerses children in lively, imaginative play. All materials are certified and guarantee a high-quality toy as well as tested safety.

Ostheimer manufactures toys out of conviction. Conscious of real quality, they produce sustainably, designed by hand, in a beautiful togetherness. This is how new things are made possible and good things are given to children!

The history of Ostheimer

After the closure of the Waldorf school toy company, where the founding couple had met, by the Nazis in 1939, Walter and Adeline Ostheimer started their first own toy collection.

In 1943, a toy company was set up under the name Klaus Spielzeug, employing up to 30 people in its best days.

After the company goes bankrupt in 1950 due to competitive pressure, Walter and Adeline Ostheimer start manufacturing wooden toys again in 1958 at the Hohenfried facility for the disabled.

Gradually, the range expands from jumping jacks and movable wall pictures made of plywood to the first wooden figures, which still characterise the typical Ostheimer style today.

In the 70's the company grows, the assortment is extended and the nativity figures are sold successfully.

In 1982, Ostheimer was able to build its own building with a home, workshop and shipping department, which has grown to meet the demands of the business to this day.

In 2001, Margarete Ostheimer, the daughter of the founding couple, transfers the company from private ownership to a foundation, the non-profit Walter and Adeline Ostheimer Foundation, which supports forward-looking social initiatives and projects with the aim of not accumulating profits but returning them to the cycle of living together.