Solnhofen is a region that is known as Southern Franconian Alb, located north of the city of Munich. It lies on a high plateau with gently sloping hillsides, where the deeply incised rivers expose the world famous Solnhofen Lithographic Limestones.

This figure shows a closer view of Germany and where the Solnhofen Lithographic Limestones are located (modified from Funk & Wagnalls).
This map shows Solnhofen and its location in relation to other major cities in Germany (modified from Funk & Wagnalls).