Ernst Hoppenberg was twice German champion for his club Bremer Schwimm-Club from 1885 , over 100 m back at the German championships in 1898 and over 100 m freestyle at the German championships in 1899 .
At the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900 , he came in first over 200 m back in 2: 47.0 minutes. He also took first place in the 200 m team swim with Max Hainle , Max Schöne , Julius Frey and Herbert von Petersdorff . In water polo, however, he failed with the German team in the quarter-finals against France. The reason for the successful swimming was that his father Georg Hoppenberg owned the Bremer Breitenwegbad, which was destroyed in the Second World War.
- Ernst Hoppenberg in the International Swimming Hall of Fame (English)
- Ernst Hoppenberg in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German swimmer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 26, 1878|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Kirn|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 29, 1937|
|Place of death||Kirn|