I always seem to have more dreams than time or money. Hiking the Rennsteig trail in Germany sounds like an interesting adventure. According to The Local, Germany's News in English, the Rennsteig runs through the Thuringia hills past historic castles along an old Medieval Trade route. The Rennsteig is the oldest known trail in Germany extending 170km or 105 miles.
Being in Europe there is always a beer hall or hotel close to the trail with fairly easy access. The Local also mentions how simple it would be to take a pack with a few changes of clothes and still stay at what I would call luxury accommodations, a hotel, and eat something more substantial than trail food.
This five or six day hike will go on my dream list, meaning, I will probably never get to it due to the afore mentioned time and money. But if you have time plan a trip to Thuringia for a trip along the Rennsteig trail.