In addition to the recording and documentation of cultural monuments, a key role of the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege in Baden-Württemberg is research. This takes place in the form of inventorising, excavation and evaluation activities, as well as in various projects and research programs. Some of these projects are financed by third-party funds, for example by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Others arise from the daily work of monument conservation. There is a strong level of cooperation between the various departments and specialists of the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege.
The Landesamt für Denkmalpflege receives third-party funding for two of its projects at the Heuneburg, and its surroundings. In the first case, excavations, prospecting and research take place within the framework of the long-term project "Settlement and cultural landscape development in the surroundings of the Heuneburg during the Hallstatt and Early La Tène periods", which is funded by the DFG. The funding period is set for a total of twelve years.
In the second case, the EU project "Danube's Archaeological eLandscapes" (DaeL) aims to make the archaeological heritage on the upper Danube known and visible with the help of digital technologies. The project is part of the European Territorial Cooperation programme, also known as Interreg, and is funded by the Danube Transnational Programme.