Chief inspector Benedikt Beissl has run the police department Berchtesgaden almost on his own. Now, a new colleague arrives: Jerry Paulsen is everything Beissl is not – he’s charming, talkative and candid. But what bothers Beissl much more is the fact that Jerry is his beloved daughter Johanna’s boyfriend – his soon-to-be son-in-law. That’s the last thing he wants right now.

But during investigations, private life stays out. The two of them are professionals with a damn good clearance rate in a picturesque scenery. Beissl’s wife and his three daughters are aware of that – they know that, in the end, they can all rely on each other – even new family members like Jerry Paulsen.

Very soon 16 new episodes will be launched.


Lucky Bird Pictures GmbH

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Production details


16 x 48 min


editorial department

Elmar Jaeger, Antje Schlüter (BR)


Tom Zenker, Carsten Fiebeler, John Delbridge, Heidi Kranz


Paul J. Milbers, Stefan Betz, Karin Michalke, Julie Fellmann, Herbert Kugler, Simone Zahn, Klaus Rohne, Christian Lex & Angelika Schwarzhuber, Christine Otto & Sophia Immich, Ulrike Barlow, Jochen Greve & Martin Walch, Henriette Bär


Andreas Giebel, Peter Marton, Ines Lutz, Nepo Fitz, Sarah Thonig, Barbara Weinzierl, Kathrin von Steinburg, Leonie Brill and more


Thomas Schiller, Niv Abootalebi, Christoph Poppke, Maximilian Lips

executive producers

Bettina Rickleffs (BR) (exec.), Boris Ausserer und Oliver Schündler

supervising producer

Laura Haufe

press reviews

“This struck the right chord: ‘Watzmann ermittelt’ has a fantastic launch”


“Well-crafted production with two strong characters.”

Frankfurter Rundschau