The Mozart Wohnhaus is located on Makartplatz in Salzburg, Austria. The Wohnhaus, or Residence, was the family home in Salzburg of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his family from 1773 to 1787. His father rented rooms in this building, the Tanzmeisterhaus, shortly after Mozart returned from an extended European tour in March of 1773. Mozart lived here, while working as a court composer, until 1777 when he resigned his post and began travelling through Europe again in search of a better position. His mother died in Paris in 1778 while accompanying him in a search for work. His sister Nannerl married and moved out in 1784. Mozart's father, Leopold, continued living in the house until his death in 1787. After that the house would change hands many times. On October 16, 1944 an air raid bombing destroyed two thirds of the house, after which an office building was constructed in its place. The International Mozarteum Foundation acquired the remaining portion of the structure in 1955. In 1989 they purchased the office building, then demolished it in 1994 to begin reconstruction work on the house. The rebuilt Mozart Wohnhaus was opened in 1996.