The Arthur Koestler hall is one of the 5 flexible halls in the area level 1 East of the Congress Centre Alpbach and fulfils multi-functional purposes.
The various rooms/halls in the Congress Centrum Alpbach are named after notable personalities and sponsors, who have special associations with the "European Forum Alpbach". The English writer Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983) of Austro-Hungarian origin studied natural sciences and from 1926 was foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Paris, Berlin and the USSR. His reports and fiction dealt with ethical and political problems and conflicts. Koestler was fascinated by the ideology of communism. The “Schreiberhäusl” (writer’s cottage) in Alpbach became Koestler’s adopted home.