Welcome to visit Temppeliaukio Church – the most interesting church in Helsinki!

Temppeliaukio Church is both a popular tourist sight and an active Lutheran church. In 2019 we had 938 000 visitors from all over the world.

We update the correct opening hours for visitors on this website weekly. During weddings, christenings, funerals and the Sunday Service the church is closed for visitors.

Please note that the the entrance closes 10 minutes before closing time.

Photo: Juha Martinmaa

Entrance Fee

The entrance fee is 4 € / person. The tickets can be purchased at the front desk and be paid for by cash or most international credit cards.

You can also purchase an advance ticket by clicking on the green "Buy tickets" button at the left hand side of the page. With an advance ticket you will have a quicker access to the church when bigger numbers of visitors are expected.

Both Helsinki Card and the national Finnish Museum Card entitle you to a free visit.

Free entrance for children and young people under 18 as well as for members of Töölö Parish apply.

Equal Access

Everyone is welcome to visit Temppeliaukio Church.

The main entrance and the church hall are on street level. Visitors with wheelchairs, strollers and walkers can move around easily in the church hall. The only way to access the gallery is by stairs, there is no elevator.

For security reasons we restrict large suitcases and back bags.

Photo: Jussi Tiainen

Kuvassa kaksi naista, joilla on kädessä kuvakylttejä Temppeliaukion kirkosta ja kyltti, jossa lukee

Guided Tours

Get acquainted with the architecture and history of Temppeliaukio Church!

More information on our guided tours you will find on the Events section of our homepage.

You may also book a private tour for your group. We are happy to plan a tour that suits your wishes. Our guides speak a large variety of language: Finnish, Swedish, English, German, Bahasa, Croatian, French, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Mandarin and Russian.

To book a tour or to ask any further questions please contact Senior Guide Anna Tilli (, 050 470 1080).

Photo: Heli Suhtala Uvalic

Church Café

Due to the pandemic we are not yet able to make a decision on a possible opening of Temppeliaukio Summer Café this summer. Please follow our homepage and the news we publish in our social media for possible opening hours. Here´s a short presentation of the small church café from the summers past:

Our Church Café is traditionally open during June, July and August from Monday to Sunday. We offer a selection of typical Finnish specialities and a wide range of coffee, tea and cold drinks. Weather allowing you can enjoy all this on our own outside terrace. At the café you´ll also find both Temppeliaukio´s unique souvenirs and other Finland related memorabilia.

We also arrange small events and exhibitions.

In 2020 the textiles in our café were sponsored by the Finnish brand Finlayson.

Photo: Heli Suhtala Uvalic


Sunday Service

Sunday Service takes place every Sunday and most public holidays at 10 AM. Everyone is welcome to join the service. The service is always free of charge for anyone who wants to take part.

NB: our Sunday Service is in Finnish. We offer bilingual Finnish-English program leaflets. Please ask for one when you arrive.

The duration of the service is about 1,5 hours. We hope that everyone who joins will take a seat and stay until the end.

During Sunday Service there is no sightseeing. It is forbidden to take photographs, walk around or disturb the worshippers in any other way.

Photo: Anna Tilli


Getting Here

Main entrance

The main entrance is located at Lutherinkatu 3.

The Summer Café is located at Temppelikatu 16c.


It is about a 10 minute walk from shopping center “Kamppi”.

Public transit

The “Hanken” stop is the closest stop to the main entrance. It is about a 5 minute walk from there to the main entrance. Buses 14, 18, 37, 39, 41, 42, 69 and 70 and trams 1 and 2 stop there.

Please visit for the latest schedules, routes, and maps.


There is a bicycle rack near the main entrance of the church and near the entrance to the Summer Café.

There are several city bicycle docks located near the church: e.g. “Kauppakorkeakoulu”, “Sammonpuistikko” and “Cygnaeuksenkatu”.

Photo: Juha Martinmaa

Contact Us

Heli Suhtala Uvalic, Customer Service Manager
050 301 4817 / (09) 2340 6326

Anna Tilli, Senior Guide
050 470 1080 / (09) 2340 6328

Photo: Albert Raulus

Temppeliaukion kirkon palvelupäällikkö ja pääopas, taustalla Temppeliaukion kirkko.

Temppeliaukio Church
Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
Phone: +358 9 2340 6320